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“A Gem in Johannesburg - a window into Ghandi's life” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Satyagraha House

Satyagraha House
15 Pine Road, Orchards, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Ranked #9 of 121 things to do in Johannesburg
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“A Gem in Johannesburg - a window into Ghandi's life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I found out about the Satyagraha House through Trip Advisor and paid a visit. Seeing Ghandi's renovated house and understanding his history with S. Africa was wonderful. The house is beautiful and serene, and I found myself in a Lotus meditation position up in the bedroom loft. We were just there for 20 minutes, but it would also be a wonderful place to stay (it is a small guest facility).

Visited October 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Absolutely Lovely!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is a must-see for any visitor to South Africa. The serene nature of the grounds is simply beautiful. The house also offers remarkable insight into Ghandi's life and the mark he made in South Africa. Do yourself a favour and pay a visit. You will not regret it.

Visited August 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Great place to visit if you want to get an insight into Gandhi's life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Well preserved with a helpful staff that can take you around and explain the architecture and some other details about Gandhis life.

Visited August 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Reflections on Ghandi's life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The renovation of Ghandi's home in Johannesburg was executed very well. The Satyagraha house is a sanctuary in the city. Ghandi's philosophy of simplicity is reflected in the colours, interior installation and the gardens. The beautiful concrete murals (by Sybrand Wiechers) portrays some of Ghandi's famous quotes. A very inspirational space.

Visited September 2012
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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“Tranquil treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This secret getaway is a tranquil treasure. Visit here, for a holiday getaway or as a museum. Learn about Ghandi and the South African past.

Visited June 2012
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