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Address: 8115 Orlando West, 1804, South Africa
Phone Number: 011 936 7754
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$97*
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Soweto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Well worth a visit - not big, of course, but worth seeing

This is a very interesting house, not simply because Mandela lived there but also as an example of the thousands of similar houses built at the time. The exhibits inside are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
DTM56
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Sun City, Arizona
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125 reviews 125 reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Not much to see, really, but it is an historical site and worth visiting for that reason alone. Be warned of street peddlers, but the area is safe and there is a decent restaurant down the street, right next to the Tutu house (private, no access)

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a very interesting house, not simply because Mandela lived there but also as an example of the thousands of similar houses built at the time. The exhibits inside are pretty basic but there isn't much more that could be said. I think that if they were going to do more as a proper "Nelson Mandela Museum" they would... More 

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london
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We did a tour of Soweto today and of course we had to see this. The house is small, the tour is short, the entrance fee is probably not value for money and there aren't lots of Mandela's personal effects there but.....it is the house he shared with Winnie and returned to for 11 days when he was released. A... More 

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Houston, Texas
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91 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We spent < 20 minutes here with our private guide. There is not much to see - some awards, mementos. But this is where he lived before the 27 years in prison. The tour guide at the house did a good job. The neighborhood is packed with tourists and there are a number of nearby restaurants and bars. And you... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It's worth it going to Vilakazi St and seeing the part of history for yourself. The house itself is full of pictures and very few personal items. The street is full of traditional african ware vendors plus good food.

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Pretoria
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The history of this house is worth much more than what they charge as entrance fee. If you know the history of South Africa, this is an emotional place. Once you have been taken through the official tour which is very short. Take you time to go through the house in your own pace and read the documents on the... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

great to be given an insight into mandelas life and family. the guides were really helpful. It was good to be able to read everything and take any photos that we wanted

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This tour was okay and allowed you to see the house that Mandela lived in, however there is no furniture and very few personal items in display. Its mostly filled with pictures and contained too much about Winnie Mandela. There's a big wall has been built around the house and its taken away the soul but it does let you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This little house contains very little of interest and is not worth the entry fee. A visit to the location is worthwhile, though, and viewing the house from its exterior is sufficient. One can easily read a short description of the residence and its contents while standing outside.

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LA, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The visit is worth it, mostly because you will want to see this historic area of Soweto. It is a bit expensive and you can get through the whole thing in about 30 minutes. If it wasn't for the higher cost for such a small visit, I would give it a 5 stars. Anyways, I enjoy that the house museum... More 

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