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Satyagraha House

Address: 15 Pine Road, Orchards, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Ranked #11 of 123 things to do in Johannesburg
Type: Museums
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We were greeted by the museum director Mr. Mohammed who is an incredible story-teller. He gave us a short but really animated and highly captivating history of the lands, since the Dutch landed on its shores, the British and the Indians they brought in on work contracts. We could actually visualize the historical developments that led to Ghandhi's arrival in... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Took a stroll along to Satyagraha House this morning. Browsed through some informative and inspiring displays, sat on a bench in the tranquil gardens and soaked up the peace. What a beautiful spot.

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I took my Children - 12 , 10 and 6 to this wonderful attraction . We had a delicious vegetarian lunch and had the most amazing tour of this location . I'm a real tourist in my own city where I have lived all my life ! It is great to find a gem like this ! Thanks Mohammed !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

After long haul flights & a year of long work hours, Satyagraha House provided exactly what we needed to rediscover stillness, harmony & energy. Our hosts Claire, Mohammed & staff were sensitive & responsive to our needs. Nourishing vegetarian fare & non-alcoholic beverages were both wholesome & plentiful. The peaceful wise spirit of Gandhi was present throughout the house and... More 

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South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

If you are unaware of the important role Mahatma Gandhi played in South Africa's history, there is a very good chance you will also not know about Satya Graha house. I have yet to see a visitor come away from Satya Graha house disappointed. The museum area is beautiful and you can not help but come away with a sense... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

quite place of refuge serving delcious vegetarian curries Good to have a tour of the house/museum and read about the history and significance of the home The walls are adorned with pictures, cuttings from newspapers and the books are all filled with information about Gandi's time boarding in the house A most interesting place and a really tasty meal

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JHB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The original house utilised by Ghandi has been sympathetically restored to reflect his austere philosophy. It is a quiet place in a somewhat decrepit area in a garden that oozes serenity. As do the buildings. Rooms are available for those wishing to stay for a period of reflection and learning, and the same theme of subtle yet very comfortable basics... More 

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Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia
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66 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I suppose this was informative as informative goes... a guest house that you can look around- nice because it's hands on, yet not the greatest deal to see. Do your research on Ghandi before you go-there's a lot to learn that the house won't tell you.

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Delhi
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Its one of the houses where Mahatma Gandhi spent a few months during his long stay in South Africa. Its now a private property owned by French and has been converted into a Guest house with newly built rooms around the original restored construction. We took an 30min tour with the lady who was managing the place and she explained... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Firstly, thanks to Trip Advisor for making this happen. I was looking at TOP 10 Attraction to visit in J'borg and came across Satyagraha house. Check with my travel agents and some contact back in South Africa, not many are awre of it. Bur being an Indian and fan of Gandhi, i made it a point to visit the house... More 

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