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Satyagraha House

15 Pine Road, Orchards, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 57 Attractions in Johannesburg
Type: Museums, Landmarks
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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38 helpful votes 38 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I visited as a ladies' group event in which we had an Intro to Yoga class, a vegetarian lunch and freedom to explore the museum. All aspects of the visit were lovely. I enjoyed the yoga session, though I don't think yoga is really my thing. The museum is very well done, though there isn't much to it. I wouldn't... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Captivating history on Ghandi's life a must visit! peaceful setting in a quiet suburg, acommodation and restaurant also available onsite.

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Sacramento, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I had no idea Mathama Ghandi came to awareness in South Africa; I had always thought he did his important political work exclusively in India. South African racism raised his consciousness when he suffered discrimination for the mere fact of having skin that was darker than the skin of the descendants of South African Dutch settlers. Satyagraha stands for non... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

"My life is my message" - MK Gandhi To experience a place where MK Gandhi stayed while in Johannesburg was remarkable. The atmosphere of peace was truly felt as one walks in the rooms where he walked. It is a place of beauty and has definitely been lovingly renovated to show the simplistic life that Gandhi lived. Our group had... More

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Delhi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A must visit for anyone interested in Indian or South African history. Gandhi stayed here and the house has been lovingly renovated with minute details. It's a great way to experience Gandhi's private life at that time and influences that made him what we was to become once he came back to India. Gandhi's message of passive resistance and non-violence... More

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