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“Nelson Mandela House”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Vilakazi Street

Vilakazi Street
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6-Hour Johannesburg Guided Tour from Pretoria
Ranked #3 of 21 things to do in Soweto
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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nelson Mandela House”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

A touristy place where Nelson Mandela lived for only 2 nights. It is just a tourist attraction for which an entrance fee is charged.

Visited February 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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307 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Artificial culture”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

the best thing about this street is it's close proximity to Mandela's house and the family home of Desmond Tutu. Everything else has an artificial Soweto cultural feel. It's where non-locals go to attempt to get Soweto culture without actually really going to Soweto.

Visited January 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Two Nobel peace prize winners”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

A must see for all tourists, walk up and down the street, stop for lunch or a drink at many of the establishments there , and see Mandela and Tutu's houses

Visited February 2013
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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,893 reviews
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“Famous street in Soweto”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

On this street is the present home of Desmond Tutu and the former home of Nelson Mandela, which can be visited. This is the only street in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize winners.lived.

Visited January 2013
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Brasov, Romania
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246 reviews
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“life in South Afrika”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Located in south of Johannesburg, Soweto was built in 1950 for black workers commuting by Johannesburg City whose work depended very much. Currently living in Soweto over two million people - the largest black urban concentration on the continent.
Unlike Johannesburg, a city without people, on the street, there is life. Blacks socialize.

Visited November 2012
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