Satyagraha House Museum
Satyagraha House Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
More than one hundred years ago, Mohandas Gandhi lived in this house in Johannesburg. Today, the Satyagraha House is a museum (and a guest house) which can be visited under request. A unique way to immerse yourself in the privacy of a man and the history of South Africa…
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Allan R
    Cape Town Central, South Africa5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A surprise and a delight
    On the insistence of my daughter who visited last month, we went to have a look at Satyagraha House. To find such a place in a crumbling suburb of the city was a surprise and a humbling experience. The place is immaculate and one cannot but be moved by the simplicity, peace and purity. The integration of the whitewashed elegance of the old farm rondavels and the stark Johannesburg red brick and black steel windows is unusually appropriate. One can feel the presence of the man, and follow some of his journey in South Africa as well as the kindness of the people who helped and cared for him. There is no entry fee, and the staff who look after the museum are all a reflection of what Gandhi stood for. This is a little gem. And I urge you to experience it. Allan and Jenny Raaff, Cape Town David and Kathy King, Johannesburg
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 September 2023
  • yogeshroff
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical, well maintained, must visit atleast for every Indian going to SA
    It was amazing to see history preserved so well. The place is serene, beautiful and very well kept. Loved the opportunity to stay here too. Very nice to see artifacts as well as read clear information boards. If you are an Indian and have some time, nice to go here with children. Thank you to the team for nice explanations and keeping the place so clean and maintained.
    Thanks for your very nice review... Much appreciated. Kind regards
    Written 26 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 December 2023
  • Lurdu
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thinking of Mahatma Gandhi.
    Good guide with excellent knowledge of Gandhi and Kallenbach friendship. Bring us to the past during the visit. Thankfully to the staffs taking care of the place. There are small hotel inside the Satyagraha House for those want to feel the atmosphere and have vegetarian food. We had coffee and tea was so good. We had a quiet time there and enjoyed the peaceful moments there thinking of Gandhi struggle to free India.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 21 February 2024
  • Benn Ndzoyiya
    Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A peaceful, retreat-like energy
    I stayed for the first time at Satyagraha House in Johannesburg on a work trip, and I am still so taken!! It’s one of the only real museums in South Africa that is dedicated to the personal life of Gandhi. But I’m equally impressed with the extremely peaceful energy of the space. The hotel staff Khanyi and Thato are extremely helpful and nothing is too much trouble. From check-in to departure, all made very easy. I stayed in the Kasturba Gandhi room which is the largest room right next to the museum and named after Gandhi’s wife. Comes with a fireplace, lots of natural lighting washing in, and beautiful interiors! Solid wi-fi, complete silence, and a spacious desk that looks out to the garden. Location of the hotel was great with a short Uber trip away from Rosebank and Braamfontein. Food-wise, they operate on a vegetarian menu and no alcohol is served, which makes sense because Gandhi was a strict vegetarian. The welcoming green tea with honey and lemon was so good that I requested it they served it with all my meals while I was there. Lunch and dinner can also be booked. If you get there in the afternoon, especially with 2/3 or more joining you, ask about the high tea which I enjoyed in the library. All made right on the property, with produce from the food garden. The way they do breakfast is excellent. You order your choice of breakfast when you check in and it’s served in the morning. I can honestly say probably one of the best places we have stayed in for a while. Highly recommend. Will definitely take my partner along for our next Joburg visit. And try and get my hands on that Africology signature scent!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 June 2024
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Benn Ndzoyiya
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
I stayed for the first time at Satyagraha House in Johannesburg on a work trip, and I am still so taken!! It’s one of the only real museums in South Africa that is dedicated to the personal life of Gandhi. But I’m equally impressed with the extremely peaceful energy of the space.

The hotel staff Khanyi and Thato are extremely helpful and nothing is too much trouble. From check-in to departure, all made very easy.

I stayed in the Kasturba Gandhi room which is the largest room right next to the museum and named after Gandhi’s wife. Comes with a fireplace, lots of natural lighting washing in, and beautiful interiors! Solid wi-fi, complete silence, and a spacious desk that looks out to the garden.

Location of the hotel was great with a short Uber trip away from Rosebank and Braamfontein.

Food-wise, they operate on a vegetarian menu and no alcohol is served, which makes sense because Gandhi was a strict vegetarian. The welcoming green tea with honey and lemon was so good that I requested it they served it with all my meals while I was there.

Lunch and dinner can also be booked. If you get there in the afternoon, especially with 2/3 or more joining you, ask about the high tea which I enjoyed in the library. All made right on the property, with produce from the food garden. The way they do breakfast is excellent. You order your choice of breakfast when you check in and it’s served in the morning.

I can honestly say probably one of the best places we have stayed in for a while. Highly recommend. Will definitely take my partner along for our next Joburg visit. And try and get my hands on that Africology signature scent!
Written 10 June 2024
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Indigo H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great tour, really informative and passionate owner. Didn't know much at all about his life and left enlightened along with having a very good chat with the owner!
Written 18 March 2024
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Sightsee05551092225
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Perfect place to visit if you are interested in history and architecture without going to city center. Excellent guide with very good knowledge. Interesting story of two different men.
Written 12 March 2024
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Lurdu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
Good guide with excellent knowledge of Gandhi and Kallenbach friendship. Bring us to the past during the visit. Thankfully to the staffs taking care of the place. There are small hotel inside the Satyagraha House for those want to feel the atmosphere and have vegetarian food. We had coffee and tea was so good. We had a quiet time there and enjoyed the peaceful moments there thinking of Gandhi struggle to free India.
Written 21 February 2024
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yogeshroff
Dubai, United Arab Emirates61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
It was amazing to see history preserved so well. The place is serene, beautiful and very well kept. Loved the opportunity to stay here too. Very nice to see artifacts as well as read clear information boards. If you are an Indian and have some time, nice to go here with children. Thank you to the team for nice explanations and keeping the place so clean and maintained.
Written 23 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thanks for your very nice review... Much appreciated. Kind regards
Written 26 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Allan R
Cape Town Central, South Africa5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
On the insistence of my daughter who visited last month, we went to have a look at Satyagraha House. To find such a place in a crumbling suburb of the city was a surprise and a humbling experience.
The place is immaculate and one cannot but be moved by the simplicity, peace and purity. The integration of the whitewashed elegance of the old farm rondavels and the stark Johannesburg red brick and black steel windows is unusually appropriate.
One can feel the presence of the man, and follow some of his journey in South Africa as well as the kindness of the people who helped and cared
for him.
There is no entry fee, and the staff who look after the museum are all a reflection of what Gandhi stood for.
This is a little gem. And I urge you to experience it.

Allan and Jenny Raaff, Cape Town
David and Kathy King, Johannesburg
Written 5 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

99Trip-tips
Singapore, Singapore26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Satyagraha House is a great place to visit and also to stay for the night. You dine and sleep in a place that made history. The staff is very welcoming and accommodating. Beautiful Garden and peaceful atmosphere.
Written 14 January 2023
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Molood M
Sandton, South Africa130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
The best way, to learn more about history of South Africa in a calm environment with beautiful garden and friendly staff and specially tour leader, who will explain the whole house room by room in detail. You need at least 2 hours to fully cover the museum. As we live in south africa, we didn't need accommodation but the place is so much attractive that we decide to reserve a room in future and enjoy the garden and the atmosphere in this place. Defiantly, try the special tea of Satyagraha house.
Written 9 July 2022
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Nikita
Kazan, Russia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
We came from Russia and really wanted to visit it. How lucky that it was open to the public. The staff is very friendly, we enjoyed communicating with them. Here you can learn a lot of details about Gandhi's life and just have a good time, since the museum's territory is a pleasant garden with flowering trees and benches for a relaxing. Thank you for this place!
Written 15 October 2021
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Resort29352066766
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Satyagraha House is one of the most extraordinary places I have stayed. Lionel and Promise and their remarkable colleagues welcomed me with unsurpassed hospitality and care, graciousness and flair... and delectable vegetarian fare. Tucked among grand old trees and fragrant herb gardens, the house museum is an historical site at which the fascinating friendship between Gandhi and Kallenbach is said to have flowered. However, as a guesthouse, Satyagraha House is a sanctuary in these very difficult times of pandemic. It is a haven which reminds that it is people and care shown that make for an exceptional place. I cannot recommend Satyagraha House highly enough. My gratitude to Lionel, Promise, Lerato, Mr John, Zama and colleagues for a very special stay indeed. I will certainly be returning.
Written 24 October 2020
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