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Vilakazi Street

Soweto 1804, South Africa
+27 11 536 2253
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Soweto 1804, South Africa
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"two nobel peace prize winners"
in 11 reviews
"desmond tutu"
in 21 reviews
"mandela's house"
in 16 reviews
"old house"
in 6 reviews
"restaurants and shops"
in 3 reviews
"open to the public"
in 3 reviews
"african vibe"
in 3 reviews
"small fee"
in 3 reviews
"stalls selling"
in 4 reviews
"locals and tourists"
in 2 reviews
"rainbow nation"
in 2 reviews
"an awesome experience"
in 3 reviews
"support the local community"
in 2 reviews
"apartheid in south africa"
in 2 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 2 reviews
"down memory lane"
in 2 reviews
"high school"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

There are only 2 reasons to come here: Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela’s houses. Except Desmond Tutu’s house is well hidden from the street while Nelson Mandela’s house is quite a small bungalow. The street has a number of places hawking stuff as a result,...More

Thank stonaday
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the visit to Soweto thanks to City Sightseeing and Soweto Combo. The street coprises of houses of Nelson Mandela and Desmund Tutu, the Nopel prize winners. Enjoyed the dance organised by the locals at Mandela House

Thank _amalango
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Home to the Mandela house and residence of Tutu. Its the only street in the world with the homes of two Nobel prize winners. The Mandela house tour is nothing special unless you're impressed that his roots were in a matchbox house.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Visited here with my family, whilst taking them to see the Mandela House. An absolute must for anyone visiting Johannesburg and wanting to get under the skin of Soweto. If you’ve got a car (easy to hire from the airport), Soweto is about 20 mins...More

Thank The-Midlander
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Totally different from the rich areas in joburg. We felt privileged to visit and see where NM stayed. Felt safe and fascinated by the whole street. Excellent guide organised The Residence made the whole experience special.

Thank Geordie2666
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

This is a very interesting street where you will find Mandela’s former home and many people selling goods from the local area. Also there are performers and beggars

Thank drivergirl907
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Well done to this tourist attraction for preserving and telling our history in such a beautiful manner. Vilakazi street is now the most famous street in Soweto. Thank you for the experience

Thank Anna M
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Visited Mandela's House - very informative, guides helpful and friendly. then had a drink down the road. Quiet on a Monday.

Thank 887petraq
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

As we didn’t want have time for a tour, we drove to Vilakazi Street and it was inspiring to say the least. However we were warned about the security of the area, so the visit was extremely brief

1  Thank Ezekiel S
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Vilakazi street is a must for anybody visiting Soweto, with the 2 houses of the Nobel peace prize winners, and the nearby Hector Petersen (actually his surname was Pitso) and the scholars protest march route, but there is so much more to Soweto, Diepkloof extension...More

Thank kdgarlipp
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Response from Abu_Firas_11 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I went for a full day Soweto and Apartheid Museum. Our guide Nick was very nice and informative. Before that, we checked with hotel reception to arrange us a car and driver, and they offered us 3000 rand for 6 hours. Our... More
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