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All reviews nobel prize winners desmond tutu mandela house african vibe small fee stalls selling quick visit visit nelson nobel peace local restaurants apartheid in south africa arts and crafts great place to visit support the local community tour bus organised tour afrikaans language
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very lively, busy street with street performers, hawkers, few bars and restaurants. Quite a lot of visitors visiting Nelson Mandelas former home. Felt very safe and friendly. Can get there on the hop on hop off bus Soweto extension tour or other tours. Don’t think...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank deewilliams6188
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most Busiest Street at Soweto ... Because is the worlds two Nobel price piece winner , first its Mr arch Bishop TUTU and Nelson Mandela .. the street is Rich with history of The Soweto student uprising (1976) .. hand made art crafts the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lawrecemabasa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the iconic places in Soweto that anyone can visit. The atmosphere and vibe is exhilarating. The area is safe and visited by all from all over the world. Lots of places to sit and chill whilst enjoying a refreshing drink. One...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mandla M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Soweto has matured and experienced much healing since the mid 90s and the end of Apartheid. Vilakazi street is populated with artisan souvenir stalls, the Nelson Mandela Museum, and restaurants. Do stop by for a stroll and a taste the local flavor. Street performers expect...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sojournwithme
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

Thanks to Mandela and Tutu who both lived on this street, This has besome the most famous street of Soweto and the most visited by tourists. There are musuems, souvenir shops, dancers on the street and lots of street sellers to attract your attention. Nice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pkoch
Reviewed 9 February 2019

The most famous street in South Africa - having had two previous nobel prize winners live on it, is definitely worth visiting. Stop to see the homes but also take a walk around the area to feel the environment and maybe buy a souvenir or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank highimpactuk
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Go down this local memory lane and visit the homes Nobel laureates Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Eat lunch, but souvenirs and enjoy the atmosphere of local culture and random entertainment.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 491yurir
Reviewed 28 January 2019

The street memorializes the uprising of 1976. There are plaques and monuments to mark the deaths of the students Mandela's house is also located here as are som colourful markets and an endless supply of people hawking African trinkets. You will also be approached by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lisa_at_large
Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

This street houses the residence of two prominent South African thus the original house of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Also it was the scene of the 1986 Soweto uprising. This makes it a busy street hence now is bliss of business activities targeting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KwameMokopane
Reviewed 13 January 2019

Had a great day out and hired a driver for the day, always go early in the morning so you can see Nelson Mandela 1st house guide to show you round and not too busy first thing, street dancers are brilliant and had a lovely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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