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Mandela House

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Address: 8115 Orlando West, 1804, South Africa
Phone Number: 011 936 7754
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Once you pay to enter the attraction (perhaps 60 or 75 rand) you'll be assigned a tour guide (mine was a college student studying tourism), and likely expected to tip him or her... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Once you pay to enter the attraction (perhaps 60 or 75 rand) you'll be assigned a tour guide (mine was a college student studying tourism), and likely expected to tip him or her. It's not a large house, so you can likely get around by yourself just fine, however, the tour guides are really informative and help add a bit... More 

Thank Casheta
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A place that you must definitely visit if you ever come to South Africa -Johannesburg!The house of the one of a kind president the world has ever seen ,Nelson Mandela!Lots of history to see there !

Thank Theofanis C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was visiting SA with my 13 year old son, we watched every movie about Nelson Mandela before arriving, stepping into his house, seeing his kitchen, bedroom where he lived with his 2 first wives was amazing

Thank Jennie L
Singapore, Singapore
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119 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I think it is a must to visit Mandela House even though it is a small museum, housing mostly memorabilia of the great man. There is a guide provided that walked us through the whole place pointing out bullet holes on the walls and the various rooms in the house. Thereafter, we were given time to move on our own... More 

Thank joltt
Navi Mumbai, India
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50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This place is a must see in Johannesburg (SOWETO). It's a pilgrimage in itself. I saw many tourists have flocked to see this place, for the obvious reason.

Thank Subrata0168
Oxon Hill, Maryland
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

I was fortunate to tour the home of Winnie and Nelson Mandela. It was amazing to view many many personal items. I learbed something about US history also. The home is in the heart of Soweto where there are great restaurants and local artists. Be sure to have a driver

Thank tamowens
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate. It was interesting to walk through the house and listen to the story.

Thank Ashlynn M
State College, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Certainly, this home is a tourist attraction and very different from when Mandela lived there; however, it is still worth a visit. If you are able, drive yourself there, as opposed to taking a large tour to Soweto. The tour groups can be very obnoxious and stand out so obviously, as if traveling through a zoo looking at the "poor... More 

Thank Eliza E
Lincoln, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

As part of our tour, we visited this house. Mandella lived here both before and after he was incarcerated. It is amazing how simple this home is, compared to his later residences. It is worth the stop (only takes about 30 minutes) to see.

Thank Douglas T
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I recommended having a guided tour. It's a small house, but the tour guide was very helpful to get interesting information about Mandela's (and Winnie's) life in this house.

Thank 964bemej

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