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Reviewed 5 days ago

You can learn much about the years Mandela was not in this house (jail on the island) as when he was released and how his family survived and influenced the subsequent revolts.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It felt like a privilege to visit Mandela House. The student who gave us a tour was very passionate about its history and significance to South Africa.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tiny, small house in Soweto was the Mandela's home. It was interesting to see from what humble origins he had risen to such fame and leadership.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 722bsr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked around taking in the sights and absorbing the culture. It was fascinating. So rich with heritage and depth. Memories to last a lifetime!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sakizzlet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s the house where Nelson Mandela lived in the early years. The museum preserves the early years of how he lived with his family. You will see through pictures and actual articles which have been preserved the history and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ShazzG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came to South Africa with limited knowledge of Nelson Mandel and the events of SA. Seeing the area and meeting the people of Soweto is an experience I will never forget.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

This is worth going to. It has a charge of $60 Rand if you are not from Africa. You. An take pictures inside and there are vendors outside to shop at too.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

The house was a bit disappointing to say the least. But on reflection if one thinks back to the time Winnie and Nelson lived there one has to realise why it is soooo small and simple. I must say I was not overwhelmed by the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Diana H
Reviewed November 12, 2018

I visited Vilakazi Street back in 2004 when very few tourists ventured into Soweto , so was amazed to see the change that had taken place in terms of the street being full of craft stalls and restaurants, and the fact it was safe and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fay W
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Nelson Mandela is such a pillar of our heritage so to see the home where he lived was humbling and allows you to appreciate the struggle even more. Mandela House does get very busy on weekends so I would suggest either going really early or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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