Vilakazi street is a hub of activity mainly because 2 Nobel prize winners have houses here. These famous homes are Mandela house and the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. None of them live here anymore but the properties still attract thousand of tourists and other groups on a regular basis. Now a mini tourist industry has grown around these well-known residences in Vilakazi street. Vilakazi Street is a busy place with locals, tourists, school groups, vendors and others walking or milling about. Apart from the famous homes you will find many street vendors, shops and restaurants here.
|Vendor Vilakazi Street||Restaurant Vilakazi Street|
Mandela House in Vilakazi Street
|School children outside Mandela House||Mandela House|
Nelson Mandela died in on 5 December 2013 at the age of 95, but the house he used to live still stands as monument and historical landmark in Vilakazi Street, Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa. He donated the house to the Soweto Heritage Trust so that it could be used for tourists and educational purposes. For a small fee you can enter the house and experience a guided tour of this famous residence. The Mandela House is now under the management of the Soweto Heritage Trust and strives to provide an informative and meaningful experience to tourists, school groups and other visitors regarding the Nelson Mandela story and heritage. After our visit to Vilakazi Street we head of to the Hector Pieterson Memorial site in Soweto. Book a Soweto Day Tour