Ilan Ossendryver Private tour guide in Soweto - South Africa

Ilan Ossendryver

Guide profile:

Take a daily trip into Soweto & Other Townships such as Alexandra and Diepsloot, South Africa, as a photojournalist and discover exciting happenings in the Townships.

Added to the trip is the joy of helping young children and the elderly, as we bring books, crayons or anything that will bring some upliftment to the peopld of the community.

As we set out we plan a theme or just go with the visual flow of the township. It could be people staring out their shack windows, residents with umbrellas (see here) or growing food or whatever we decide.

I photograph, you photograph and at the end of the trip, you will receive a dropbox link with photos of the trip.

We discuss what makes great photo! Improve on photography while enjoying South African township life.

Join us up to 6 people per group. Bring your cameras, video cameras and smartphones! Most of all, bring your creativity and meet the people of South Africa!!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

The tour includes:

:: - 4 - 6 hour trip to Soweto

:: - Trip photographed by Ilan

:: - If you need guidance on photography, that is also part of the trip - How to take good photographs

:: - Reminiscing about what it was like to photograph the township during the Apartheid era

:: - Visit Hector Peterson Museum + pass by Nelson Mandela House - Vilakazi Street + Orlando Towers

:: - Historical sites that influenced the Liberation Struggle and that was the beginning of the end of Apartheid

:: - Drive through Soweto to get a feel of how the residents live

:: - Participate in Social Responsibility programs in the community

:: - Visit an informal settlement where you will see the projects that I am involved in such as vegetable gardens and a crèche. Crèche is where we hand out stuff for the children.

:: - Visit a Shebeen (time permitting)

:: - Meet Traditional Healers

:: - Find the Soweto "Big Five"

:: - Bottled water & snacks

:: - Museum Entrance fees

:: - Receive photographs of your trip, by Dropbox

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Tour guide interests:

Take a daily trip into Soweto and other Townships such as Alexandra and Diepsloot, South Africa, as a photojournalist and discover exciting happenings in the Townships.

As we set out we plan a theme. It could be people staring out their shack windows, residents with umbrellas (see here) or growing food or whatever we decide. I photograph, you photograph and at the end of the trip, you will receive by Dropbox photos of the trip. We discuss what makes great photo! Improve on photography while enjoying South African township life.

Join us up to 5 people per group. Bring Cameras! A hat for the sun. Most of all, bring your creativity!

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