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Soweto, Johannesburg 1804, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited Mandela house, it was really lovely , but when we explored the restaurants around , food was over prized and just ordinary.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank rosemazi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a late lunch as part of our long full day private tour of Johannesburg and Soweto. Vilakazi is a famous street in Soweto that produced two Nobel Prize winners : Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. It’s also where Hector Pieterson was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Safe street with car guards. Lots of stalls selling knick knacks. Lots of restaurants to choose from. Felt very safe here as we decided to visit Soweto without a guide. Very friendly people.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank smudgemommy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disappointing. Gentrified tourist oriented street in the midst of the real Soweto. No great historic value- set up for eating and buying rather than learning. Heavily promoted tor tourists so it is a "required destination" on most tours.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank MRRomanSC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vibrant and colourful street full of market stalls and restaurants. This is where Nelson Mandela lived - and Desmond Tutu. Quite a historic place. Lots of dancing and singing going on. Remember to tip if you decide to take photographs. Take care of belongings. Definitely...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank dragongeorge
Reviewed May 20, 2019

Vilakazi street is world renowned as the only place where two Nobel Peace prize winners have lived. President Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It's truly powerful and as a black man from the states, visiting this hallowed ground was amazing and eye opening. You...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Had a great experience and I've learned a lot about this place. Definitely one day I'll take my kids.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank PamieL3
Reviewed March 30, 2019

This street is near the Nelson Mandela house. Beautful street with a lot of small shops and restaurants.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nirajsomaiya
Reviewed March 15, 2019

Very lively, busy street with street performers, hawkers, few bars and restaurants. Quite a lot of visitors visiting Nelson Mandelas former home. Felt very safe and friendly. Can get there on the hop on hop off bus Soweto extension tour or other tours. Don’t think...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Deirdre W
Reviewed March 13, 2019

The most Busiest Street at Soweto ... Because is the worlds two Nobel price piece winner , first its Mr arch Bishop TUTU and Nelson Mandela .. the street is Rich with history of The Soweto student uprising (1976) .. hand made art crafts the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Abu_Firas_11 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I went for a full day Soweto and Apartheid Museum. Our guide Nick was very nice and informative. Before that, we checked with hotel reception to arrange us a car and driver, and they offered us 3000 rand for 6 hours. Our... More