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.
Create an itinerary including Mandela House
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Mandela House Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
606 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
Google
  • 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.
Places to stay near Mandela House

Plan your trip to Johannesburg

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Johannesburg

View all >
4.5
Duration: 3​h
3.9
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 8​h

Side trips from Johannesburg

4.3
Duration: 3​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Johannesburg

5.0
Duration: 8​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 8​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Johannesburg

View all >
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Shopping in Johannesburg

View all >
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Johannesburg

4.4
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 8​h
3.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min