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
and up
Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour
More Info
and up
Private Johannesburg Full Day Tour Including a Visit to the Lion Park
More Info
and up
Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“small house” (20 reviews)
“his life” (15 reviews)
“bullet holes” (11 reviews)
8115 Orlando West, 1804, South Africa
+27 11 936 7754
Write a Review
Reviews (401)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 249 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank D O D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a good stop to see the Nelson and Winnie Mandela house and get a better inside view into their lives and the home where Winnie was under house arrest for so long. The tour is very good at pointing out the history of...More

Thank Questovia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A sense of hardships and humanitarian travesty is displayed in such dignity you can’t help yourself but to pause and think just how great a man he was. Within the confines of this small simple house would rise a man who defined the modern 20th...More

Thank Barkat A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to see here, just 2 rooms with furniture and some historical photos. Outside on the street there are some nice restaurants and souvenirs shops.

Thank gatocanada
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Humbling experience! Although it is a visitors attraction now, original condition of the house still exists. If you visit Soweto/Joburg, this is must!

Thank QuincysMom2008
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

A privilege to see the humble house of a great human being. Atmosphere spoilt by the commercial activity outside.

Thank WTisSearching
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Very small house with some treasures from his life before after and during his residency. There is a tour available but your don't need it. I was there for a total of 15 minutes.

Thank LAHarleyGal
Reviewed 12 August 2017 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 11 August 2017

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

1  Thank davenpeggy
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Sakhumzi Restaurant
277 reviews
.12 km away
Chez Alina
49 reviews
4.33 km away
Robby's Place
24 reviews
3.72 km away
Wandies Place
59 reviews
1.93 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hector Pieterson Museum
389 reviews
.40 km away
Hector Pieterson Memorial
190 reviews
.38 km away
Vilakazi Street
173 reviews
.01 km away
South Western Townships
802 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