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Address: 8115 Orlando West, 1804, South Africa
Phone Number: 011 936 7754
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I felt honoured to be in the house where Nelson Mandela returned after his release. Small with lots of interesting items. Just happy to have visited.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A small but important tribute to the life and experience of Nelson Mandela. Part of the history of a great man who contributed so much to South Afica.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

I felt honoured to be in the house where Nelson Mandela returned after his release. Small with lots of interesting items. Just happy to have visited.

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great visit and provided some wonderful history to our 14 year old son. It is a very small home and a quick tour. Lots of very interesting memorabilia in the home.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This was not a long visit, but we are glad that we stopped to see this important site. It gives some excellent insights into Mandela and his family's lives.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

"A man is not a man unless he has a house of his own."….Nelson Mandela. This is an interesting visit and it illustrates the very humble beginnings of a great man and peace prize winner. Nelson Mandela lived here with his first and second wives. Although as he became more active he was forced to go underground. The house acts... More 

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Qld, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The Mandelas' home, on the same street as fellow Nobel Prizewinner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, is an important landmark and has been rebuilt and well preserved to enable us some insight into how Winnie and Nelson and their family lived. It was originally provided to his first wife Evelyn and our guide gave us interesting, detailed information about the lives of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Ask yourself, " How often will your visit a place and see the home of a terrorist, prisoner, who became president and changed a country?". This home was not on my to do list, but I joined a group and took the trip into SOWETO and visited the Mandela museum and home. Both were enlightening. I also got a chance... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We enjoyed the artifacts in the house, but, as it is very small, there is not much room for interpretation. It's important to have as much information available about this very notable leader of South Africa.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very small and crowded. Prefer to visit the museum instead. Shows how he lived with his first wife. Not much explanation.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

One of the must sights to see in Soweto or during any kind of travel in Mandela's footsteps during a visit in the Johannesburg area. Nice things to see in the house too. Our guide Ali, Ufulu Tours, made it also a bit more significant with stories from around the place.

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Address: 8115 Orlando West, 1804, South Africa
Phone Number: 011 936 7754
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg

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