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Mandela House

Address: 8115 Orlando West, 1804, South Africa
Phone Number: 011 936 7754
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Soweto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you are in Johannesburg for at least 2 days, go to Soweto to know a little more about Mandela and the history there. Mandela's house is an emotional experience alone. Just to see where that guy lived is worth it.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We visited the Mandela house on a Wednesday afternoon and were there for less than 15 minutes but the history was rich, the experience was memorable and got a reminder that it does not take great riches to change the world. It takes vision, commitment to a cause and good old dedication.

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Gießen, Hessen, Germany
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Experiencing the living of Mandela with all it´s elements and his influence of the development of the world impressed me a lot. Such a kind and cute man, rest in peace. At this place you can really feel linked to him!

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Decatur, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

So much history at ones finger tips! UNLIKE US museums hand off policy with ropes well beyond arms length this museum is remarkably tactile! Many of Nelson Mandela's awards are displayed. This is the ONLY BLOCK IN THE WORLD where 2 Nobel Peace Prize winners live on the same block! Yes, Rev Dr Desmond Tutu's Johannesburg home is cat-a-corner across... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The House was restored in 2009 and gives an idea of what life was like. There was Memorabilia from Mandela's time as President. It is only small so visitors are only let in a few at a time.

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The best part about the house is that Mandela use to live here. The volunteer who showed me round was quite informative, and it was really interesting to see what a small space people lived in. The artefacts (some original) and the memorabilia are mostly letters of congratulation from after Mandela was released from prison. There are some moving personal... More 

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Darwin
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Went as a part of the Red City Bus Tour, side trip. Only peeked from the outside and really enjoyed it being in the area, as loads to see with all the local action and sights. Recommend it.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I went with my 4year old son and aunt. The house is situated in Vilakazi street. A world famous street. The house itself is small with lots of memorabilia and items and videos about Nelson Mandela. Entrance is inexpensive. Well kept house. The visit is short. Feel inspired to be in his home.

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Sarnia, Canada
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The original Nelson Mandela House in Bilakazi Street in Soweto is a small, non-descript , red brick building that has a few exhibits. It was the house where he and Winnie Mandela resided before he was went to prison. It recently been turned into a tribute museum. Other than the historical significance of the place, there is not much to... More 

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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were in business but, we couldn't help to find some time to visit this historical site where one of the true son of Africa used to live. It was an average house located in an area sorrounded by people who had been oppressed in the days-during apartheid. With his status, it could be fair to build for him a... More 

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