My name is Xolani "Theo" Gina, a 2016 Lilizela Tourism Award Provincial winner. I was born and raised in Nkundusi Village near to St Lucia. The area around St Lucia and Hluhluwe was my playground and after learning a lot about the area around my birthplace whilst I was growing up, I had the opportunity to be trained as a field, nature and cultural guide by iSimangaliso Wetland Authority. In 2006 I graduated, gaining my THETA National Certificate qualification as a field and tour guide. Since graduating I worked for Hluhluwe River Lodge, Shaker Barker tour operator and then in September 2007, I joined African Impact as their first employee where I helped to set up and establish two volunteer projects. One was a Community Volunteer Project in Khula Village, 7km from St Lucia and the other was a Photography and Conservation Volunteer Project also in St Lucia and the surrounding area. In January 2010 I left African Impact in order to set up my own business, Theo Tours.
In addition, I also have a full driving licence with PDP, qualifying me to drive vehicles with more than eight passengers, my business is fully registered with Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and carries public liability insurance, as required by all tour operators and all the vehicles I use have full passenger liability insurance.
I offer a number of different tours of my own which are detailed on this website, but I can also tailor tours to suit your wishes and interests or even book you on other tours offered by tour operators with specific concessions, such as turtle tours. I am also available to assist you with any accommodation requirements or other bookings. All you need to do is call +27 (0) 723 360 850 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Also, should you want to hire a driver, a tour or field guide for your own tours or day trips, or even a Zulu to English translator, I am here to help!
Over the past eight years, we have received numerous accolades and contributed to the economy of South Africa.
Lilizela Tourism award
Deputy Minister of Tourism Elizabeth Thabethe's visit
Theo invited as a guest speaker in Cape Town (Roben Island)
Theo Tours at The 2017 Tourism Indaba
Theo Tours gives back to the community by giving internships to Tourism students from various universities in South Africa. Most of Theo Tours interns come from rural communities and are currently enrolled at Durban University of Technology, Mangosuthu University of Technology and the University of Zululand. In addition, Theo helps locals prepare for nature and culture tour guide exams.Furthermore, Theo's wife Mpume runs an NPO that helps restore women dignity by offering sanitary products to women who can't afford them.
In the Tourism industry, Theo Tours is second to none in kwaZulu Natal.
We offer internships to tourism students from previously disadvantaged communities. Click here to see more
Our authentic Zulu experience and the village tour give a hands on experience. We take our tourists to Nkundusi village where they get taught how to make wedding gifts and how various Zulu gifts for ceremonies. Click here to see more
We donate sanitary products and stationery to disadvantaged communities through Mpumelelo Foundation. To learn more about the foundation click here
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