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Mandela House

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Address: 8115 Orlando West Street, 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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Soweto Township Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria

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We visited at start of African tour. This is a small house that Mandela's family lived in for many years. The bullet holes in the exterior front wall say a lot. Numerous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
gardener46
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Columbus, Ohio
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The house literally keeps the marks of a cruel period of time in mankind history. Interesting to notice that Orlando West Street in Soweto was home of two Nobel Prizes (Mandela and Desmond Tutu).

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Rehovot, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An integral part of any tour to Soweto is a visit to Nelson Mandela's house at 8115 Vilakazi Street in Orlando West in Soweto. The house and property are not very big, but the main thing you get out of the visit is a history lesson about Mandela's life and his fight against Apartheid, and a chance to see in... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited at start of African tour. This is a small house that Mandela's family lived in for many years. The bullet holes in the exterior front wall say a lot. Numerous pictures and articles so Mandela's life and family. While the guide told of the family's life with the constant harassment. Well worth a visit.

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Merstham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For someone who grew up in NZ during the very active debate about the place of politics in sport during the 70s and 80s and the end of the era of sport engagement with the Apartheid-era Springboks, visiting 8115 W Orlando St placed the Struggle in an important and exceptionally personal context, for both Mandelas and their family. So close... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was taken aback by the opportunity to walk through the home where Nelson and Winnie literally fought for the liberation of black South Africans. I was humbled to experience the quaint dimensions of their residence and to explore the details of their time together as a family and as leaders of the revolution. I will never forget the bullet... More 

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Treviso, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mandela House is a plce taht you have to visit, the atmosphere is incredible and you can really understand and feel what Mandela did in his life. The bullets' holes scared that you can see in the wall of the house are terryfing. Goosebumps. Anyway...the staff is very unfriendly. The woman on the till was rude and unprofessional; furthermore the... More 

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Tripoli, Libya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

See the house where once lived a great leader. Very simple and peaceful place. do not miss it ,and don't forget to sign the guest book !

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Ljubljana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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