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Vilakazi Street

Soweto, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This street looks ordinary enough but it is the only street in the world to play home to two Nobel Laureates- Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Mandela's house is open to the public for a fee while Tutu's house can only be glimpsed behind a...More

Thank Jennie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here several times over the years, nothing much has changed. Overpriced drinks, the usual tourist traps. However, the only reason you will find yourself here is due to the close proximity to Mandelas House, the Museum and Orlando Towers, which are worth visiting. Unfortunately...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area is one of the historical highlights of the city and is quite busy on weekends . It boasts the homes of 2 Nobel laureates and is very well maintained and safe with a purely South African vibe. The street offers lots of eateries...More

Thank Chasing-history
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Woke up on June 16 2017, my son asked why the day was a holiday... i took it as an opportunity to take him down memory lane and answer all other questions that may arise of how we got here as South Africa. Soweto well...More

Thank Leera1
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Vilakazi is a street with a huge historical strength. That is the street where the great men of Africa resides. Men such as Dr. Nelson Mandela & co. Is a major tourist site in South Africa, and a must to visit.

Thank simsid2014
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Vilakazi street offers you a microcosm of Soweto and its history. The houses of two Nobel Peace Prize winners is a must. There is a selection of restaurants , dancers , music and loads of memorabilia to buy. Try to give yourself enough time to...More

Thank sadnab2016
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Walked down Vilakazi Street after touring Soweto on foot for about 2 hours. With the developments taking place over the years, this place has really turned into an attraction for visitors to eat, drink and hang out in Soweto. You can see the homes of...More

Thank Stewart R
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Our group concluded our Soweto tour by walking down Vilakazi Street. On the street is Mandela's home which was very interesting. We were able to walk through the house and see many mementoes from Winnie and Nelson Mandela. Down the street was the home of...More

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Living in SA and to visit such a historic site, what an awesome experience. Thanks to friends who were going, we joined them and their kids. Food was good but atmosphere was better and it was safe to walk/ride bicycles. Enjoy SA😊

Thank Baveshree P
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Ate at several excellent restaurants on this street. Also visited the Mandela house and outside of Desmond Tutu's house. The street dancers were very skilled. Lots of history on this street. Don't miss it.

Thank Neva W
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