Mandela House
Mandela House
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9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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  • Valerie G
    British Virgin Islands174 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A highlight of our visit to Soweto
    It was my first visit to South Africa and I was so keen to visit Soweto and Mandela House. A group of us went on a Saturday morning. Our tour guide Ms Precious led us through the exterior and interior of the house and gave a great history lesson about Mandela and his tlme in the home with his family. I kept thing “if only these walls could talk”. It was nice just soaking in the atmosphere of the house and the small garden outside. It’s a small house but it is brimming with history including many artifacts and his personal belongings such as his boots. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. Just take care when you arrive in the area of the house as there will be lots of folks greeting you with a begging story. Be aware of your surroundings as you make your way inside the property.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 June 2023
  • 1957
    Ottawa, Canada778 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expected more in my visit!
    Part of our Gate 1 tour , we stopped at Nelson’s Mandela family house. The cost of this entrance is 60 rand. He moved there with his first wife Evelyn in 1940 however after their divorce in 1957, she moved out. He married Winnie in 1958, and she joined him in this Soweto home. Part of the visit, is seeing pictures of him and his wives, his bedroom, his books-library , some of his letters… I found the house small and I expected more so I was a bit disappointed.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
  • bengtnitram
    Malmö, Sweden263 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit a part of history
    A very nice and educating experience that definitely should be part of your visit in Johannesburg. Went there with an Uber from central Johannesburg and the house itself is not that big but there are plenty of things to look at and read so if you read everything available count on spending an hour, tops two hours. The gift shop is part of the ticket both and that could need an upgrade. As we arrived we were "greeted" by street sellers pushing their hats, armbands and what not. These guys are friendly and wants to make a living but you can avoid them if you're quick.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 December 2023
  • Kim Windvogel
    Johannesburg, South Africa33 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A house full of memories, a home full of history
    The Mandela House is a well maintained museum filled with a variety of things that belonged to the whole Mandela family, not just Nelson Mandela. There are pictures and letters and all sorts of documentation to view and the house has a lot of energy inside of it. I suggest taking your time to read all the things that hang on the wall and fully immerse yourself in trying to imagine what the Mandela family had to go through. This can be difficult especially if you go during a busy time as the house is quite cozy in terms of space. The house has a lot of focus on Winnie Mandela as well and I enjoyed seeing her history be recognised within the walls too.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 January 2024
  • Susan K
    New York City, New York846 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    From humble beginning rose greatness
    This was Mandela's home and now is a small museum. It has been renovated in parts and contains important clippings and items of historical significance. It is important to include a visit to the Apartheid museum either before or after visiting his home. You can still see the bullet holes on the outside bricks.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 March 2024
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KnitsbyConnie
MA515 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Very historical to visit the home of Nelson Mandela before he was imprisoned.
This museum is very nicely done with the original building and some artifacts from Nelson's earlier days. The staff is extremely informative and does a great job of laying out the various aspects of his home. This is a Must See location.
Written 16 April 2024
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Kyle
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Amazing house with a lot of history. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Learnt a lot more about Mandela. I would highly recommend.
Written 10 March 2024
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Susan K
New York City, NY846 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was Mandela's home and now is a small museum. It has been renovated in parts and contains important clippings and items of historical significance. It is important to include a visit to the Apartheid museum either before or after visiting his home. You can still see the bullet holes on the outside bricks.
Written 3 March 2024
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Astencijo
Basingstoke, UK263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I loved our visit, definitely worth coming. Small house, but the guide provided a lot of information during the tour. Loved it, highly recommend
Written 21 February 2024
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Leonard
Ireland2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Very good to see truly inspirational person and the guide was great ,
If in johannesburg a must see attraction,
Highly recommend it
Written 23 January 2024
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Kim Windvogel
Johannesburg, South Africa33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The Mandela House is a well maintained museum filled with a variety of things that belonged to the whole Mandela family, not just Nelson Mandela. There are pictures and letters and all sorts of documentation to view and the house has a lot of energy inside of it. I suggest taking your time to read all the things that hang on the wall and fully immerse yourself in trying to imagine what the Mandela family had to go through. This can be difficult especially if you go during a busy time as the house is quite cozy in terms of space. The house has a lot of focus on Winnie Mandela as well and I enjoyed seeing her history be recognised within the walls too.
Written 8 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

bengtnitram
Malmö, Sweden263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
A very nice and educating experience that definitely should be part of your visit in Johannesburg. Went there with an Uber from central Johannesburg and the house itself is not that big but there are plenty of things to look at and read so if you read everything available count on spending an hour, tops two hours. The gift shop is part of the ticket both and that could need an upgrade. As we arrived we were "greeted" by street sellers pushing their hats, armbands and what not. These guys are friendly and wants to make a living but you can avoid them if you're quick.
Written 9 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

1957
Ottawa, Canada778 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Part of our Gate 1 tour , we stopped at Nelson’s Mandela family house. The cost of this entrance is 60 rand. He moved there with his first wife Evelyn in 1940 however after their divorce in 1957, she moved out. He married Winnie in 1958, and she joined him in this Soweto home. Part of the visit, is seeing pictures of him and his wives, his bedroom, his books-library , some of his letters… I found the house small and I expected more so I was a bit disappointed.
Written 28 October 2023
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Mobile29392210122
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Tata Mandela , the father of democracy. I have learnt so much more . I would encourage citizens to experience the humble beginnings of such a great man.
Written 26 September 2023
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Excursion50984202069
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
A must visit in Soweto. The energy in the residence is something that has to be personally experienced.
Written 18 September 2023
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