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“Dont bother”
Review of Alexandra

Alexandra
Ranked #77 of 173 things to do in Johannesburg
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Owner description: This bustling community is well-known for being the first place where Nelson Mandela owned a home.
Cape Town, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Dont bother”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

Not safe to visit. Rather go to Soweto, much more to see. Alex is plain and simple dangerous.

Visited July 2011
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2 Thank Mike H
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“not a safe place”
Reviewed May 31, 2012

the place is dirty and it is not a nice place to be

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Daniel G
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Pretoria, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
“They are in need!”
Reviewed May 2, 2012

Gov please do something with this location it really needs help, i remember some years ago the late King of pop M J was in RSA with Pres Mandela in a Chopper Pres was showing him around and M J said in his life he never saw a scrab yard like this.... And Tata replied that people are staying there!!!

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Thank Moshading S
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Pretoria, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Comfort”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

i just didn't feel comfortable around there and a friend got mugged

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1 Thank Keitu M
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Sandton, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Its a township”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Not the worst place in the world, has some "dodgy" yet cheap places to go. My advise take a local along.

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank MJD_84
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