About Urban Tours

Urban Tours

Urban Tours has partnered with the Hermanus Rainbow Trust to introduce visitors to the vibrant lifestyle in Zwelhilwe. Together they have created a unique offering in Responsible Tourism where two of these families will be employed to welcome you into their homes as we meander through the Township. This is managed on a rotational basis allowing every family an opportunity of earning an income.



The name “Zwelihle” means ‘beautiful place’The ‘location’ to which black families were moved in 1963 and subsequent years in Hermanus was not a ‘beautiful place’, somewhat barren area however benefitted from long sunlight hours. The area of land was without services or amenities, kilometres out of town and adjacent to the town’s landing strip.

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