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Mandela House

8115 Orlando West, 1804, South Africa
011 936 7754
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Excellent to look around and see exactly where Nelson Mandela lived and a short walk to where Desmond Tutu also resides when in Soweto.

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St. Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I can't imagine coming to Johannesburg and not visiting Mandela's house, though it does only take 10 or 20 minutes to see it. A block away in the direction of Bishop Tutu's house you'll find lots of restaurants - our guide took us to Sakhumzi which offered a buffet of African favorites that we enjoyed. What was most interesting to... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This small red brick house is now converted into a museum, with many interesting relics, old and more recent, of the life led by Mr Mandela, wife Winnie and some of their children. In itself, the house is not particularly prepossessing; but being inside it gives a better understanding of the practical side of their lives, and there is a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We are great fans of Nelson Mandela. Thus it is only natural that we should visit his home, a sort of combination of museum and family home. Mandela house is very moving, even surrounded by street vendors, pubs and restaurants.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

A city tour of Soweto one would know is not a tour that one takes to see the beautiful gardens and vistas of a lush area.It is understood that this is going to be a look at the history of an unpleasant time .The 20 minute stop at the home of Nelson Mandela is just that. A brief introduction into... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This review is a little late. I happened to be in Soweto on the weekend of Mandela's funeral, so the entire street that his house is located on was completely packed with locals saying goodbye, vendors selling Mandela goods, and foreigners like me. Parking took forever because of the crowds, but to me once I saw the house, and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Everyone needs to pay homage to the people that have influenced one's life. Mandela's house is that kind of place and one cannot emerge the same person as when one enters its cramped and stark walls. The impact of its place in history permeates your soul. Mandela House is on the right on the corner of Vilakazi and Ngakane Streets... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Visited a few years ago. Very humbling guided tour of Mandela's former home. Well worth the visit even though it is a bit rushed and overcrowded, due to the popularity of this wonderful man.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

you must stop at the Mandela house 8115 in Soweto and have a guided tour..you get to know Mandelas family history, Interestingly,the house is situated on the same street as Rev Desmond Tutus

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Mandel's former house is situated on the corner of Vilakazi St, which is the only street in the world to have produced two Nobel Peace Prize winners: Mandela and Tutu. Actually situated at 8115 Orlando West in the South Western Township, or Soweto as we know it, it was the house that Nelson Mandela and his family lived in from... More

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