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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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$109*
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Private Tour of Soweto in Johannesburg
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$49*
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Half-Day Tour of Soweto in Johannesburg
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$47*
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Soweto Township Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria

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This is a must see. You would be amazed at the level of detail the home is kept. The encased keepsakes offer a few surprises (I won't give them away). As an American, one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Ljubljana
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Read biography from Nelson Mandela but what is not in the book is in the house. Worth visiting, its small but interesting stuff

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must see. You would be amazed at the level of detail the home is kept. The encased keepsakes offer a few surprises (I won't give them away). As an American, one surprise was disheartening but yet offered honest closure to what you already knew to be the case.... (cliff hanger maybe?) Read everything and pay attention.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting visit to a historic site in the famed Vilakazi street area. Many artifacts from Madiba's early life coupled with excellent multimedia displays. Video's explain more of the story and the guide allows you to explore. The guide we had were quite knowledgable. Of course given the subject matter and emotion behind the history, some embellishments are to be... More 

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DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but it gives you enough information about the house and the Mandela family. The only annoying part is they charge you the foreign fee ($60 rand) vs. the African Union fee ($40 rand)

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must stop in Soweto to get the full story of Nelson Mandela. Be sure to see the photographs of Nelson before he enters prison and then when he is released 27 years later. The house brings perspective to the challenges Nelson and Winnie endured to end apartheid.

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Sandton, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This showcases a mans deep love for his country and his people. He definately did not put much value in money and earthly posessions. A humble man with big dreams. A must see for eveyone.

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is the home of Nelson Mandela while he was in prison. His Soweto home was turned into a museum featuring accolades from all over the world.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see when in Johannesburg. Mandela's house is small and filled with various memorabilia from his and Winnie's life. The guide gives a nice talk about Mandela and his life before you go into the house. He returned here after he was released from prison but only stayed for a short while.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

There are many artifacts from Mandela's life on display, and the guides are friendly and knowledgeable. It is a worthwhile visit for anyone in the area.

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Bellevue
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is a quick tour. Be prepared to see a poverty of shanty towns around the small quant homes. It is very upsetting and we as a society do nothing to stop it.

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