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Nice experience, thank you VWSA!!

This was a very nice experience to drive through the township. Was amazed by all the narrow... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jacques H
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Big vibrant township

Township with close to a million people, tucked inbetween two highways in the middel of... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
88henk
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Breda, The Netherlands
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This bustling community is well-known for being the first place where Nelson Mandela owned a home.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good18%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible40%
1 week ago
“Nice experience, thank you VWSA!!”
8 Apr 2017
“Interesting to see where Nelson stayed when he came to Johannesburg”
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very nice experience to drive through the township. Was amazed by all the narrow little roads. The tour-bus operator had to maneuver a few times very clever to get around some corners. We ended up at a sports field for the VWSA...More

Thank Jacques H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Township with close to a million people, tucked inbetween two highways in the middel of johannesburg. We had a guided tour in a van, visited a orphanage, buthcer, bar, made a walk through the area with the smallest shacks and played football with the kids....More

Thank 88henk
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Once known as the Dark City because it had no electricity, Alexandra Township, as most locals call the informal community that sprawls between the posh suburbs of Sandton. As a A peek into the history of Alexandra reveals that Alex has been home to many...More

2  Thank hikwam
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I had a guide with me who showed me Alexandra and the heritage site. Interesting and very different from Soweto.

Thank XBrittax
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Recommended but fails to live up to this. The food once again is OK, the salads are atrocious - an explosion of lettuce with little else

Thank Stan K
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Unlike Soweto, this is not a tourist area - so here you see the real thing. It is also poorer than the more well known Soweto. Before going to Johannesburg, I got tons of warnings which all said different variations of "whatever you do, don't...More

1  Thank Ideatroll
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Alex is a large township situated right next to Sandton, the financial capital of South Africa (and Africa). There is no reason to go to Alex. You can drive through it on London Road and it is a safe and well lit road but prone...More

1  Thank TravelOften1968
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Due to the not-too-good stories my colleagues and I had heard, we wanted to feel and experience Alexandra! We dressed up as locals with some well known funky 'thug' hats and bounced around THE Place :-)! Shopped around while taking in the views! We had...More

Thank manoraQ
Reviewed 3 September 2014

My wife, son, and I, went on a tour of Alexandra Township in June, 2014, on a tour arranged by my son, from reviews he read on Trip Advisor. Our tour guide was Jeffrey, who lives in the township. He picked us up at the...More

2  Thank KenJoan2014
Reviewed 26 April 2014

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...More

3  Thank nephilimx
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