Diepsloot Community Tour

About us

Hi, I’m Clifford Legodi – a youth worker from Diepsloot. I’ve been working with people in need in the poorest neighbourhoods of Johannesburg for 5 years already.

Now I’m starting community tours around Diepsloot township to make an even bigger impact. They will help you experience the local life, understand the challenges we face, as well as contribute to making lives better.

Learn more about this enriching experience below.

Safety: the tours are given by trained local guides. Their presence & knowledge of the community will ensure safe experience at all times.

Ethical tourism: respect & benefit to the community is our bottom line. Thus, the itinerary includes meaningful activities & reflections.

Impact: the tours are organised with the local community in mind. All the profits are used to provide better services to the youth of Diepsloot. See more below.

Tour & itinerary

Visit the iconic Diepsloot township together with a local. The 4 hour tour will cover the following:

  • A local NGO working with youth in need (training life skills);
  • Different areas of Dieplsoot township (to learn about its history & culture);
  • Local markets;
  • Public spaces, where you’ll meet and interact with locals;
  • Reflectios & brainstorming after the tour.
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People impacted in the past 12 months

Your contribution allows our organisation (Southern Africa Youth Project) to provide better services to more youngsters from Diepsloot. We support them through life skills, entrepreneurship, IT & other trainings. Which gives the youth an opportunity to get employed and stay away from trouble.

Fair prices

Diepsloot Community Tour
4 hours experience of the local life & culture

from R495 / €30
/person

  • Group size: 1-20
  • Tour takes place: Mon-Sat
  • Tour guides: trained locals
  • Meals: included
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Testimonials

  • positive review  People in Diepsloot is really friendly and welcoming. You should totally take this tour to support the local development of this community. Don't be afraid of discovering it.

    thumb Nathaly Nicho Quezada
    9/24/2019

    positive review  What a day we had in Diepsloot... We got to see the real life of Africa in this magnificent township. The locals are super positive and welcoming towards the tourists. We had a chance to talk to them, play cards, taste local food as well as play football with the kids. Totally worth it!

    thumb Justinas Liaudinskas
    9/22/2019
  • positive review  The whole experience was wow! Clifford and guys from "Souther Africa Youth Project" (a local NGO) really did a great job. They showed us around, taught about the local community, etc. All in all, the tour was enriching. It's done by locals for locals. After the tour we had a reflections session, as well as brainstorming on how to contribute to the neighbourhood. Which is something new and I'd say a must for such tours. Much recommended!

    thumb Gedas Kondrackis
    9/22/2019

    positive review  What a nice tour we had! I expected just a regular sightseeing tour which could show some bits of the local life, but it was something more than that. Visiting local NGO, having traditional lunch and discovering the way of living was interesting. But people we met on the way was what made our time spent in Diepsloot really special. Even though they live in very poor conditions, they kept on generously awarding us with smiles and friendly conversations. I left Diepsloot full of emotions, as this visit reminded me that being happy is actually more simple than it seems. If you want to have go off the tourist paths and have a truly authentic African experience - Diepconnecto is a must for you!

    thumb Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė
    9/22/2019
  • positive review  What an amazing tour - one of the best experiences of my life! We've been walking around the district, which is really poor when it comes to standards of living.. However, at the same time you understand how rich are the people. Rich in terms of smiles! All of the locals coming from different parts of Africa are really welcoming and warm. During the tour we've visited a local NGO, played around with kids & youth, went throughout different parts of the town and tasted the local food. It's also nice because you can help the people out there by trying to motivate them to achieve something more.

    thumb Paulius Jurgutis
    9/22/2019

    positive review  I really enjoyed spend time with the diepsloot community, they are really friendly people. We did some fun activities and we share a lot of experiences ❤️🥰

    thumb Jorge Gonzales
    9/22/2019
  • positive review  I love the vibrant colours, friendly people & especially their dances! Diepsloot is super attractive and amazing to discover!

    thumb Ngoc Anh Pham
    9/22/2019

    positive review  The energy that you get from the local people is amazing. No words can describe the feelings that this tour gives you. From knowing the awesome community work that SAYO does and the positive impact in their citizens and future generations is such an overwhelming experience. 100% recommended!

    thumb Yazari Moreno
    9/23/2019
  • positive review  The tour gave me so much emotions. Walking through different conners of Diepsloot with local tourguide, I had the chance to see and experience real life of people here. It's not about the dangers that I have been warned before coming here. It's about how warm and friendly the citizens make me feel. I will never forget how the kids running to me, giving me a lot of hugs and kisses, and telling me "You are so beautiful". Wow, I love that ! and playing with kids always makes me feel like Im a kid again. Visiting local NGO, see how youth work, develop and head to a better future, which makes my heart shake a lot. Come there and feel their music, their enthusiastic dance and you will know what sheer happiness looks like. They dont need to have much money to be rich. I also had chance to visit local market, talking to people there, understanding more about their daily life. Also local beer is wonderful kaka. All of those moments still make me feel moved when I am writing these words, which I wouldnt have if I didnt take this tour. Much much recommended for whoever love real experience !

    thumb Hà My Nguyễn
    9/28/2019

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clifford@southernafricayouth.org | +27 (0) 78 637 0815 | Office Hours: 08:30-17:30 | Address: 6863 Peach Road, Diepsloot

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Hi there,

Our visitors are very important to us. We do our best to treat you with fairness and respect you deserve. These Terms & Conditions are also written with you in mind. So please bear with us as we take you through this legal formality.

Best regards, Clifford Legodi

Terms & Conditions

These are the terms under which we offer Diepconnecto. By registering and paying your deposit for a Tour, you are entering into this Participant Agreement with us. Please read these terms carefully before making a deposit or payment for a Tour. 

Diepconnecto Tour Participant Agreement

Diepconnect, a part of non-governmental organisation “Southern Africa Youth Project”, acts as the tour operator (the “Operator”), described on the Diepconnecto website (the “Website”) or in your brochure (the “Tour”), operator and is not responsible for the acts or omissions of other parties. The terms and conditions of this Participant Agreement apply to your Tour and the program for the Tour (the “Itinerary”).

Pricing and Inclusions: Quoted Tour prices are per person. Prices include programming, planning, handling and operational charges and are based on current rates of exchange, tariffs and taxes in effect at the time of publication. 

Reservations and Payments: The Tour deposit amount is listed on the Website or in your brochure. The deposit is required in order to confirm your booking. Upon receipt of the deposit, the Operator will send you confirmation of your booking. Your final payment date will be listed on the confirmation. If a Tour is already full, we will accept deposits on a standby basis. If space becomes available, you will have the choice of joining the Tour by paying in full or forfeiting the space in return for a refund of your deposit. Final payment is due one (1) day prior to departure unless otherwise indicated on the Website or in the brochure. If your reservation is made within (one) 1 day of departure, the entire cost of the trip must be paid at the time of the request in order to secure confirmation.

Cancellation by You: We must receive your cancellation notice in writing by email or phone, and your cancellation date will be the date on which we receive your notice.

If we receive your cancellation notice one (1) day or more from the Tour departure date, we will refund fifty percent (50%) of the deposit amount, and all of the Tour price, to the extent that you have made that payment.

If we receive your cancellation notice 1 (one) day or fewer prior to the departure date, we will retain twenty percent (80%) of the deposit.

Cancellation or Substitution by Us: We will make commercially reasonable efforts to keep the Itinerary as it has been published; however, the final Itinerary may vary due to availability and factors beyond our control. We may in our sole discretion substitute services such as hotels or goods of similar quality for any service or good stated in the Itinerary. 

If we cancel a Tour, our liability is limited to a full refund of your payments to us and we will not be liable for any other costs, damages or refunds of any kind for any loss, delay, inconvenience, disappointment or expense whatsoever in such circumstances. If a Tour in progress must be interrupted or canceled, our liability shall be strictly limited to refund of the recoverable cost of any unused portion of the Tour.

Children: Persons under 18 should be accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian(s), or have a written permission signed by their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) allowing the person under 18 to participate in the tour. 

Conduct During the Tour: You are responsible for respecting the authority and following the directions of the Tour guide during a Tour. We may exclude you from participating in all or any part of the Tour if, in our sole discretion, your condition or behavior renders you unfit for the Tour or unfit for continuation once the Tour has begun. Unfitness may include, without limitation, any behavior that, regardless of its cause, is inappropriate or offensive or interferes with the delivery of Tour services or may constitute a hazard or embarrassment towards local living in the Tour area. In such case, our liability shall be strictly limited to refund of the recoverable cost of any unused portion of the Tour. Should you decide for any reason not to participate in certain parts of the Tour or use certain goods included in the Tour, no refunds will be made for those unused parts of the Tour or goods. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any costs, damages, losses or liabilities arising out of (a) the actions or omissions of any minors traveling with you and (b) if you checked the box indicating that you are signing on behalf of yourself and your traveling companions, your companions’ claims that you were not authorized to agree to this Participant Agreement on their behalf.

Limitation of Liability and Damages: In no event will we be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage or any special, punitive, exemplary, direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages of any kind, whether based in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, that arise out of or are in any way connected with the Tour, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Force Majeure: We assume no responsibility for any personal injury, property damage or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any matter beyond our exclusive control including but not limited to a delay or cancellation that causes you to miss all or any portion of the Tour, acts of God, acts of government, war, terrorist acts, riots, disaster, weather extremes or strikes. You understand that health care standards, facilities and services abroad may be different or even inadequate for treating health conditions.

Assumption of Risks and Release: If you participate in activities during your Tour, certain risks and dangers may arise, including, dangers and risks inherent in activities in underdeveloped areas. You hereby expressly assume all of these risks and dangers, and you hereby expressly agree to forever release, discharge and hold us and our guides, employees, officers and directors, harmless against any and all liability, actions, causes of actions, suits, claims and demands of any and every kind and nature whatsoever which you now have or which may hereafter arise out of or in connection with your Tour or participation in any activities in which you participate.

Arbitration: You agree to present any claims against us within ninety (90) days after the Tour ends and to file any suit within one (1) year of the incident, and you acknowledge that this expressly limits the applicable statute of limitations to one (1) year. In lieu of litigation and jury trials, each of which is expressly waived, any dispute concerning, relating or referring to this Participation Agreement, the brochure, or any other literature concerning your trip or the Tour shall be resolved 

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