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Soweto 1804, South Africa
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All reviewstwo nobel peace prize winnersdesmond tutumandela's houseold houserestaurants and shopsopen to the publicsmall feestalls sellingafrican artan awesome experiencequick visitdown memory lanesupport the local communityhigh schoolhector pietersonguided toursouth africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were hoping to experience the local culture and check out art and grab a bit for lunch. Sadly the street is about pushing sales, street performers and 1 cafe. Nelson Mandela’s home is here, which is the highlight.

Thank Kurt D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only place in the world as far as I know, where 2 Nobel prize winners live in the same street, the place has different restaurants providing for different tastes and true South African cuisines and meeting people of the world from different countries. What...More

Thank tonykJ9442AM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vilakazi Street area is where the worthwhile sights are concentrated in. It’s the only street in the world where two Nobel Peace prize winners (Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela) have lived. While the Desmond Tutu House has not much more than an explanation sign attached...More

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit! The tour in the Mandela which included a 15 minutes tour guide was awesome. Nice restaurant to sit when taking a rest while enjoying street music and dance by the locals. I would love to visit the place again. It’s not...More

Thank konkenda k
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Vilakazi Street is a tourist attraction that houses one of the former homes of Nelson Mandella as well as the home of Desmond Tutu. The home is not open for tourists. However there are some tourist shops along the street some of which have some...More

Thank TravelingJ2014
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Wow what a great place to visit super safe and easy to get to. Lots of parking available and very safe. Lots of restaurants bars and arts and crafts. Something for everyone. The only street where two Nobel prize winners lived. Go and eat at...More

Thank Lordkruger1
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Made a quick visit to Vilakazi street while I was on a tour. Would have been nice to walk the street and take in the sites, but there were so many pushy vendors that I opted to just get back on the tour bus.

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Vilakazi is the only street in the world that once housed two Nobel Peace Prize winners - Nelson Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu. The Mandela home is now a tourist site but there isn't much too see, except the outside bushes at the Tutu home....More

Thank William J
Reviewed 27 May 2018 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
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

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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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