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Address: 8115 Orlando West, 1804, South Africa
Phone Number: 011 936 7754
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$98*
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Soweto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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If you got the time and you are into Mandela

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
JoeHouston52
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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323 reviews 323 reviews
91 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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157 reviews 157 reviews
37 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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SFO
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154 reviews 154 reviews
111 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

This is a tiny place with not much except picture displays. I was expecting to see more personal items. Kinda expensive for what you get.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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