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“Dirty, overcrowded, potentially dangerous but should be seen by South Africans”
Review of Alexandra

Alexandra
Ranked #76 of 180 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.
Reviewed September 8, 2012

An extremely disadvantaged township, very crowded and filthy. Has to be seen to be believed. I would not recommend it as an attraction, especially not to foreign visitors, but I think that all South Africans should see it, particularly those in positions of power and influence, but perhaps each one of us can do something small to alieviate conditions, e.g by supporting the schools and other services.

4  Thank Anna B
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

it was dirty even those who leave there they are the ones who make this place look otherwise.

3  Thank davlito
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

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

2  Thank Mike H
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

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

1  Thank Daniel G
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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!!!

Thank Moshading S
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