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Mandela House

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8115 Orlando West Street, 1804, South Africa
+27 11 936 7754
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good50%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small house” (25 reviews)
“great man” (24 reviews)
“his life” (17 reviews)
LOCATION
8115 Orlando West Street, 1804, South Africa
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+27 11 936 7754
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"small house"
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"great man"
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"his life"
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"bullet holes"
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"vilakazi street"
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"original furniture"
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"small museum"
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"street performers"
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"quick tour"
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"two nobel peace prize winners"
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"guided tour"
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"short visit"
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"desmond tutu"
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"robben island"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see if you come to JoBurg. Parking is a little challenging but residents of Soweto will help you out. The actual museum is in part original and in part replica of the home Mandela shared with Winnie while before he was arrested for...More

Thank Kbgbc23
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to gain a better understanding of Nelson Mandela and his place in South African history. I especially liked the melaleuca tree in the courtyard and we were told by our guide that the umbilical cords of all four of Mandela's children are buried...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A museum in Mandela’s House. A place to respect but also to continue understanding the greatness of Mandela and his fight against the apartheid.

1  Thank Gustavo C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice stop if you visit Soveto! Small but complete with a nice guide. To do absolutely and take a walk on the street to buy souvenirs, eat or drink a local beer.

1  Thank maitreya13
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit if you’re in the area. Minus one star for the monotoned tour guide that rushed us through

1  Thank Nick A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of a half day tour and though small put a lot of what we had learned about Nelson Mandela and Winnie in a clearer perspective. A simple four room house with period artefacts in the heart of Soweto.

2  Thank mickfromoz
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Part of a Good Holiday Travel tour - which was OK, this place has a circus like atmosphere with singers dancers and lots of people selling stuff - it must be good for the local economy. Interesting to see the place where he first lived...More

Thank Jim R
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Being able to walk around some of the rooms that Nelson Mandela lived in was pretty remarkable. This home was one of his earlier homes, it is quite small. Lots of history throughout the house.

Thank Gamma I
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

This was Mandela’s first house, built in 1945 and he moved in here with his first wife in 1946. The house is now restored and open for visitors as a legacy of the Mandela family. I was impressed with all the diplomas that he received,...More

Thank 4historyandculture
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

The Nelson Mandela House was a stop on our City Sightseeing HOHO tour and it is a very popular site in Soweto . It is a small house and even though it is very interesting , it takes only about 1/2 hour to visit !...More

Thank belleretraite
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