Mandela Museum, Johannesburg
Nice little museum in the former (although refurbished) home of Nelson Mandela with a lot of his old possessions etc and also items given as gifts to him by the people of South Africa and other countries.
As the world's most famous prisoner (held in captivity for 27 years) and, then becoming South Africa's president, Nelson Mandela exemplifies a moral integrity that shines far beyond South Africa.
In the revolution led by Mandela to transform a country based on apartheid laws and dirision, into an open democracy, he alone has achieved a miracle.
This house in Orlando West, is where 'Madiba', Nelson Mandela, used to live in the township Soweto. He lives in a 'formally-white' area now, in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg.
The house has 4 rooms, with a variety of memorabilia, photos and paintings of the Mandela family. It also has a variety of honorary doctorates that Mandela has been given by various universities and institutions from all around the world.
This was home to both his wives and daughters, and has seen a lot... including petrol bombs and being caught alight because of his political activities!
They hold tours here for tourists visiting, interested in learning more about this amazing man. I wouldnt advise visiting Soweto on your own, rather go in a tour group.
The tour itself wasnt that good to be honest, the guide was a local, which is great, but they need to brush up on their general knowledge of the house, and be more people-friendly.
Others have told me their tour guide was knowledgable and easily understood.. I am glad to hear this! :) Perhaps it was our guides first day?
This house is the first house of Nelson Mandela. It is a very small house. It has alot of his degrees, furniture and it kept up like he is still living there.
The Admission is R20