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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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Interesting Piece of History

The house is small, and really only takes about 10 minutes, but it is great to learn more about such an influential man and woman. You get a real sense of pride from the people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Perth, Australia

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Terrigal, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to the Apartheid Museum is more befitting the memory of Mandela than visiting this tourist attraction. A number of touts outside trying to sell cheap rubbish is not what one would expect when visiting what should be a revered place in Soweto. Our personal guide basically apologised for this before we alighted from our car. The brief tour... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house is small, and really only takes about 10 minutes, but it is great to learn more about such an influential man and woman. You get a real sense of pride from the people who maintain this site, and just a small piece of information about what the Mandelas went through.

Thank KRob147
Batam, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The house is there but all to clean and polished for loads of tourist. You unfortunately don't get the vibe of the real life those day's. The other surroundings and street turned into a big tourist attraction with souvenir stalls and cafes.

Thank terbangbelanda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We didn't actually go into the house as queues were very long but a couple in our party did. If you have been to the Apartheid Museum then other than being in the great man's house just seeing it from the outside is enough.

Thank aebruce
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

One April Morning we visited Mandela House at 8115 , Vilakazi Street , Orlando West, Soweto when we were touring South Africa. As a person who loves and always loves to utilize the public transport system of the country I travel, Jo Berg and South Africa in general posed a rude shock. You find public transport in SA is almost... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

It was very humbling to be in the house of such a great man! The memorabilia is wonderful! So much has been retained and in such good condition. It's an experience I will never forget!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This is a historic short tour taking you through the live of Madiba, Nelson Mandela and his family. When visiting Johannesburg and you want to see or do a tour of Soweto, then this museum in Vilikazi street is one to visit. Field Guides take you through the house and provide an informative short tour of Mandela and Winnie during... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Visited as part of a Soweto tour, quite humbling and interesting. Our student guide was very knowledgeable, the house is small but very worthy of a visit.

Thank garthicus
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Very worthwhile visit to Mandela's house in Soweto. Seeing the bullet holes in the external bricks, the scorch marks on other external bricks and also seeing how small the house is was very interesting. Much memorabilia inside including many honorary doctorates and commendations from all over the world. Recommended.

Thank GeoffAnnabel

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