We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mandela House

8115 Orlando West, 1804, South Africa
+27 11 936 7754
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 58.50*
and up
Half-Day Tour of Soweto in Johannesburg
More Info
US$ 129.33*
and up
Private Tour of Soweto in Johannesburg
More Info
US$ 53.89*
and up
Soweto Township Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“small house” (17 reviews)
“great man” (21 reviews)
“his life” (14 reviews)
8115 Orlando West, 1804, South Africa
+27 11 936 7754
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (375)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 241 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a special place, based on the history of a special man, it is worth a visit. Situated in Soweto. Small house, with a lot of requiems and honors to Nelson Mandela. Don't expect a large and extensive museum. Would recommend the nearby hector...More

Thank Quartermass
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the Mandela House on a Sunday, when the Pieterson museum was closed, and it became our primary experience of Soweto. I'll divide this review into two parts: the house itself, and the process of getting in and out of the museum. On its...More

Thank davenpeggy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide (Neo) was great he transforms a 15 minutes visit in a complete view of Mandela life! Bravo! Fantastic historical place!

Thank fdescampos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm so happy that we took the time to do this tour while in Johannesburg. Walking in his home and his yard really give a feel for the man that we have studied so much about. He was a humble man...I wish we had politicians...More

1  Thank Cal92673
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Asking the guides about what is the secret about the special meaning for the Mandela Family with regards to the tree in the garden, will identify you as a pro!

1  Thank CenturionMember
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I accompanied my son's private high school (in St. Louis, Missouri) on their first student (16 students/2 teachers) inaugural trip to South Africa in June/July 2017. My husband and I travel to South Africa frequently because we have a business there. This was the first...More

1  Thank shannonvet64
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Although Mandela did not live here for long and although it is more touristy in the area than when Mandela and his family were there it is a good place to learn about the man and his acheivements. There was a great guide who gave...More

1  Thank 932Charles
Reviewed 6 July 2017

To understand Africa you must try to understand Nelson Mendela, and to understand that man you must try to walk in his footsteps.Mandela's first family home with his wife Winnie is a simple place, typical of middle class accommodation for black people in its time....More

Thank Elsie J
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I was so happy to get the opportunity to see the house in which Nelson Mandela lived for many years of his life. It really goes to show how much he had to overcome in order to become so successful. I would definitely recommend this...More

Thank Julia K
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The mandela House is located in the Soweto area in Joburg and is a place that reflects the times and struggle of Mandela for equality. It is a chronicle of his life with few awards,things he used and photographs on display in the house he...More

Thank abhi_newalkar
Nearby Restaurants
Sakhumzi Restaurant
256 reviews
.12 km away
Chez Alina
45 reviews
4.29 km away
Wandies Place
59 reviews
1.93 km away
Chaf Pozi
48 reviews
2.58 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hector Pieterson Museum
368 reviews
.40 km away
Hector Pieterson Memorial
179 reviews
.38 km away
Vilakazi Street
167 reviews
.01 km away
South Western Townships
766 reviews
.01 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Mandela House staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines

Recently Reviewed Hotels around Greater Johannesburg