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Mandela House

8115 Orlando West, 1804, South Africa
011 936 7754
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Type: Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lots of memorabilia on the walls, but non of the important historic stuff. A few pieces of furniture dotted around - but nothing like it how he would have left it. Spend more time at the far better Apartheid and Hector Pieterson museums instead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Nelson Mandela's house is now a museum. A Guide showed us round the four rooms giving an interesting talk on the significance of the house itself and the objects,pictures and displays in it. Not too long to go round but if visiting other museums etc then worth to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you are in Johannesburg, you really must go and see Nelson Mandela's House in Soweto. He used to live there until he was sent to prison and from that momen this wive lived there for a long time. They show you the small Soweto house with the typical 4 rooms. Lots of texts from Nelson are there, that give... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is so well done as a museum and you feel that you are in the presence of the man himself. Doesn't take long to look round it but still worth making the trip there.

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Union, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very nice to be able to walk into Mandela's House. The place is really a piece of history. We were given an informative summary of Mandela by a young female college student.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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