Tourguides call for township injection

2016-09-29 06:00

A tourism company is hoping to change township tours tourism for the better not just for the visitors but for locals.

The Stevie Wonder Tours operated by the married couple Steven and Kathleen van Hoof has begun a drive to raise funds for local educare centres in Gugulethu townships.

The couple organise walk around tours in the informal settlements of Gugulethu Barcelona and Kanana to give tourists a different kind of tour.

They say that drive through tours wouldn’t be enough as tourists would not connect to the good and the bad in these communities.

“What are trying to achieve to things: tours which are personal where visitors can walk in and connect with locals as well as make sure that these tours also benefits locals. So we have started a campaign where tourist don’t just pay for the tours but also donate money towards the development of local crèches,” said Van Hoof.

Van Hoof said that are hoping to have an impact in the society with their new campaign despite it’s their target market being Dutch and Belgian residents.

“What impact does having tourist drive by the townships and being told about the culture and history but there is nothing that they can to address negative situation so we have partnered with local centres businesses and a local guide to help make this possible,” he said.

Local guide Nceba said that it was about time that township tours actually benefit the townships.


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