'Walk Down Memory Lane' Neighborhood Walking Tour

'Walk Down Memory Lane' Neighborhood Walking Tour

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Seeing is believing. Visiting the sites where the entrepreneur’s personal transformation took place and hearing their stories is a powerful act. A walkabout through a neighborhood is, furthermore, a great way to start gaining an understanding of a contemporary township entrepreneur’s milieu and lifeworld, the challenges and the opportunities alike.

Visits include Sihle's family home, Quirky 30's centre, primary and secondary schools Sihle attended (note: no entrance inside), and more. Sihle takes you on journey from his lows as a gangster, to his current highs as a role model and inspiration for Langa and the world. *

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Experience Overview

Visits include Sihle's family home, Quirky 30's centre, primary and secondary schools Sihle attended (note: no entrance inside), and more. Sihle takes you on journey from his lows as a gangster, to his current highs as a role model and inspiration for Langa and the world. *

* Entrepreneurs mentioned in the description are examples. Please contact SidebySide if you’d like a specific entrepreneur to drive this experience.

Important Context & Background

Many entrepreneurs don't (yet) have a hands-on experience they can drive for guests, yet they have the most fantastic stories and see their neighborhood and city from the most unique perspectives. This is not a hasty sightseeing tour, but rather an exploration of this enterprising individual's past, preset and future. This walking experience makes use of deeply personal landmarks and destinations to prompt unique discussion. It uses the entrepreneur's life story as a thread to connect all the sights and sounds. The discussion is not one-dimensional, nor are the personalities of the entrepreneurs we choose—the furthest thing from it. Intellect, a sense of humour, deep compassion and understanding, wisdom, and socio-political awareness are all apparent.

The townships, despite all the naysaying, are safe spaces to walk in. Crime is contextual—it is almost impossible it will happen in broad daylight, with the right code of conduct (generally trust and friendliness), and the right people by your sie. Langa has over 160 tourists walking around the streets per day on average. The vast majority of those are going on the "established tourist routes", however local sentiment is that locals want more integration into their community and the economic benefits to spill over into other parts of the neighborhood. Hence, we walk on the path less traveled. We're further assured of safety by the entrepreneurs' clout in their community. Connections are what keep one—even the local residents themselves—safe in a township context, and our entrepreneurs have the widest and deepest connections. As a sign of how safe it is, SidebySide's guide takes photos and videos on an HD camera throughout the entire walk. Safety is always our top priority, and we can't assure you enough that our approach is the most respected—and therefore teh safest available.

What to Bring (optional)

  • R100 - R300 cash for impromptu purchases
  • Comfy, casual clothes
    • Preferrably not unfasionable or touristy clothes
  • Comfy walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Extra water (if you dehydrate easily)
  • Your smartphone for pics
    • Pics are welcomed, but we encourage you to focus on the experience and allow SidebySide's Guide to capture the magical moments in HD.

What Not to Bring

  • Large, expensive cameras
    • SidebySide's Guide is already carrying one.
  • Ostentatious attire
  • Ostentatious jewellery
  • Wallet full of important cards and IDs
  • Umbrella (already provided)

What's Included

Bottled Water Vehicle (by request) Portable Loudspeaker (large groups) Umbrella (for shade or rain) * Mist spray bottle

Tipping (optional)

You're by no means obliged to tip. However, if you would like to, be advised the following guidelines:

  • R50 per experience participant is a small, but nonetheless appreciated contribution.
  • R250 per experience participant would be a very generous contribution, although larger contributions are also encouraged if you are able and willing.

Please note the following:

  • SidebySide does not meddle in the finances of partner entrepreneurs, however does play a casual and respectful supervisory role, as any ally invested in the other's long-term success would be.