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Mandela House

8115 Orlando West, 1804, South Africa
+27 11 936 7754
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“small house” (20 reviews)
“his life” (16 reviews)
“bullet holes” (11 reviews)
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8115 Orlando West, 1804, South Africa
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+27 11 936 7754
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Reviewed yesterday

There is not that much to do in Joburg, so this is worth visiting. There a guide there to give you a quick tour and seeing how small his house was and where so much history was made was quite interesting. You only need 30...More

Thank Marc U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small house in Vilakasi street which turned to be a viral area in its significance. Entrance fee is 60 rand and you see a small house, 2 bedrooms, 1 hall and a small backyard. Many wallpapers and gifts. I love this freedom fighter. I love...More

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an essential part of any trip to South Africa to visit this amazing museum. It chronicles the Mandela family history, highlighting many of Nelson's early, mid and late life accomplishments. Spend at least two hours in this part of Jo'burg.

Thank teeay65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This humble four-room house, that today contains a collection of paintings, photographs and memorabilia of the Mandela family, functions mainly as a museum. Although Mandela did not spend much time here, it is nevertheless steeped in history, informing all visitors of former President Nelson Mandela's...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Great to learn about the history and see where Mandela lived. The tour is short and full of information. It's often packed full of people flowing in and out, but if you hit a quiet time, it's great to soak it all in. I would...More

Thank STSMark
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Another interesting piece of the puzzle of the man called Mandela.... after visiting Robben Island and many other sites linked to him, this helped further understand him..... worthwhile!

Thank Chicagonative_7
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Mandela house cannot be missed, being on the corner of Vilkazi people from all walks of life visit this great man's house. In terms of time dont expect to spend too much as it is not needed, it is very small and inside there are...More

Thank Sue_Mills82
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This was our first time visiting SA and we felt it was well worth the effort to get to the Nelson Mandala's family home, now a museum of sorts, for a better understanding of this history. We were greeted at the door by a young...More

1  Thank Nancy_Ottawa
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Nelson Mandela’s home in South Africa was a bit hard to spot when driving down the road. The house / exhibition was smaller than I expected. You see where Nelson's wife, Winnie, lived when Nelson was imprisoned. Would have been great if there was more...More

Thank hallkri
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Visiting this much cherished site, you realize the fee isn't about a Disneyland experience, it's to support the perputation of this historical site, the employees and the ongoing cost of the site. True, you can view. Going inside gave me a Heart stop to be...More

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