About Vhupo Tours
Full English Breakfast - African style!
David Luthaga and a Vhupo vehicle
Vhupo Tours was started by David Luthaga in 1994, the year of South Africa's first democratic elections, and the year in which
Nelson Mandela became the first black president of our proud and beautiful country.
David has lived in Soweto for most of his life, and is intimately aware of the history, the culture, the vibrant township
lifestyle, and everything else that the largest of South Africa's townships has to offer.
David still lives in the same house in which he was born, which is now converted to a Bed & Breakfast, called Vhavenda Hills
BnB. It is situated in Orlando West, a suburb of Soweto that was referred to as "the Wild West" during
the apartheid days. Several prominent leaders of the anti-apartheid movement lived in the same area, and although times
have now changed and the area has become much more peaceful, the stories from The Struggle live on through the recollections
of local residents in the local shebeens and restaurants.
Vhupo Tours started out as a tourism transportation company, but quickly evolved into a fully fledged tour operator.
The company has grown quickly due to David's passion for providing a top-quality, professional service to his guests
and making sure they get maximum enjoyment from the experience in South Africa.
Catherine manages and runs the Vhavenda Hills Bed & Breakfast, offering accommodation in the heart of the township that
is safe, clean, centrally located, always welcoming and completely enjoyable.
As a member of one of South Africa's previously disadvantaged communities, David is now making the most of the
new opportunities that are available to him. As Soweto continues to grow as a tourist destination for both foreigners and (South African) locals alike, David, Catherine
and the rest of the Vhupo Tours team hope to be at the forefront of the Soweto tourism industry.