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Review of Vilakazi Street

Vilakazi Street
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Visited as part of a Joburg & Soweto combine tour and wished we had just vistied Soweto. Not what I expected. A contrast of some affluent areas and some not so, but this gave a feel of how things have changed. Had lunch at the restaurant by Tutu's house before visiting Nelson Mandelas house. We had no time for the Hector Pieterson musuem or to visit he township part. I will if I return.

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Only street in the world that has produced two Nobel Peace Prize winners...steeped in SA Apartheid history...little else to recommend unless you want to enjoy authentic SA shebeens

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We visited this area as part of a tour to Soweto. It is an interesting area to visit and to see our recent and in fact current history. The street is of course famously where both Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu lived. Nelson Mandela's house is open for visits, but the home of Desmond Tutu is not.

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Reviewed March 15, 2012

We visited this street during our tour to Soweto. It awe inspiring to see this city and how it's citizens played a significant role in the fight against apartheid. Worth visiting.

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Reviewed March 3, 2012

The only street in the world where two Noble Peace price winners lived. Underwelming at first, but once you spend some time there it all starts to show itself to you. There is good food and a lot to see. Also don't miss the Hector Pieterson house. Safe enough to find on your own. A must if you are in town. Highlight being the old house of President Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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