Its hard to put a overall rating for this township, on onehand its so poor that they have the Alexandra cultural area (mandela house and a huge empty building) not shown with no signage what so ever. Yet on the overhand you get to see how people lived 25 years ago before Apartheid ended.
Area is easy to get too, its a 11rand trip from MTN Taxirank in hillbrow. The taxi ends at the "steps" which is the Alexandra mall. Inside you have a supermarket, fashion, mc donalds and kfc. Its safe with a dozen off guards patrolling.
From there you can explore the township, its about a 15min walk to the local soccer stadium, from there you can explore. Once your off the main road you will see the shacks and homemade brick houses.
Area has a insane amount of backyard bars, literally one every 5mins of walking. You will see children playing with home made toys made of wire and bits of bob, and kicking really old soccer balls.
Children would greet me with "hello white guy", its pretty obvious that many tourists do not walk in this area.
Mandela house/room is just a small bricked wall, people are currently living in it, so you cannot see inside which is a pity.
I would recommend visiting for a few hours, but just be really steetsmart. But your money in your moneybelt/sock, I wouldnt be taking a 1000USD camera around your neck.
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