Mandela House, Soweto

4.2
#2 of 14 in Historic Sites in Johannesburg
Once a family residence of South Africa's legendary president, Mandela House features some interactive exhibits and personal objects. Although small, the house provides an important glimpse into Mandela's private life. Using our international travel planner, Johannesburg attractions like Mandela House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • You get a guide to share stories about Mandela while living here. The home has been restored but the bullet holes are still visible.  more »
  • Even though Nilsson had spent his life in prison, but it worth to see where he spent part of his life. The house consists of 3 tiny rooms. Most of the stuff in the house is not the original.  more »
  • So much to be learned about Mandela and the history of South Africa. The people were so friendly and personable.  more »
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  • One of the first heritage sights I've visited in South Africa and I must say I was thoroughly impressed. The house has been well preserved to blend just the right amount of Mandela's history as well as his legacy. Entry is cheap, you also get a free tour as well as being allowed to take an unlimited amount of pictures anywhere in the premises. The are a lot more things to be said about Mandela's house but I suggest you go out and experience it yourself
  • The place is beautiful. A lot of tourist activity. On the day we went the ATM slot was not working so we were unable to go in. One thing I disliked was a local photographer who was literally forcing people to take pictures and people have their own cameras.
  • It was nice to see where the great Nelson Mandela began his political journey. Good historical aspects. I thought the people outside the premesis have over commercialized this otherwise fabulous tourist attraction.
  • It's beautiful and well preserved. A beautiful south African treasure and lovely if you're interested in South African History
  • Very cool seeing Mandela's house in person, and our tour guide was very knowledgeable as well. It was a little small, however, and we finished the tour in 15 minutes as there was not a whole lot to see. Would actually give 4 stars, but that would be disrespectful to Nelson Mandela.
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