Mandela House, Soweto

4.1
#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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  • Driving to Soweto (ominously named for south west township) was easy and pleasant, despite many warnings to the contrary - by white South Africans. Of course street vendors tried to make some money ou...  more »
  • The house is not so big. The visit does not take so long. An experience to be there in the house that he lived in before he was imprisoned. But it does not look like when he lived there with furniture and stuff but interesting information about a great man. A lot of salesmen outside the house.
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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.
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