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Houghton Estate

An affluent suburb in Johannesburg, renowned for its luxurious homes, tree-lined streets, and golf club.

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Mandela lived in two different houses in Houghton Estate during and after his term as president.  The second, commonly known as Nelson Mandela Houghton Estate is where he died and will soon be turned into a boutique hotel.  Visitors from all over the world have decorated the garden of this beautiful home in the affluent jacaranda tree lined suburb with signed rocks.  Just up the road you can visit the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory to view his post presidential office.  While in the area, do drive through the beautiful streets and catch glimpses of the magnificent houses and estates before relaxing at the Johannesbug Zoo, or Zoo Lake.  If you happen to be a golfer, play a round at a number of good golf courses in the area – Houghton Golf Club,  Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Club,  Wanderers Golf Club Mandela was finally laid to rest in Qunu, where he also had a final home with his third wife, Graça Machel.  Our journey to discover a man through his homes comes full circle and whether you choose to go the journey alone, with a guide or with a local, be sure to do it with a book in hand.  Reading his autobiography, A Long Walk To Freedom, on your journey will make for an immersive experience and reveal much more about the man than brick and mortar ever will.

BelindaFourie 5 years ago

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