Nelson Mandela’s house transformed into a luxury hotel


Have you ever dreamed what the life of a president would be like – or at the very least – thought about the life of a president?

Well now you might have some of your questions answered as the former home of former South African President and anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela has been transformed into a luxury hotel.

Described as a “place of reflection”, the Mandela Sanctuary offers nine rooms celebrating the lives of iconic freedom fighter.

The hotel is located in Johannesburg – Mandela’s first home after his release from prison after 27 years.

There are nine bedrooms, lush gardens and a restaurant whose menu is inspired by former leaders, who died in 2013 at the age of 95.


Room prices are as low as $260 to $1,000 per night for the Presidential Suite, which would be Mandela’s bedroom.

Mandela lived at the property for six years, from 1992 to 1998, a time when he hosted notable guests including former US President Bill Clinton, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, model Naimi Campbell, Michael Jackson, and more. .

the oldest Black Empowered Tourism Motsaamayi Tourism Group manages the property and experiences.

“Designed by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which is charged with preserving Mandela’s legacy and sharing that legacy across the world, the Shrine is perfectly configured to achieve these goals,” said Motsamayi CEO Jerry Mabena. The Independent.

He adds: “The venue is open to everyone, and we encourage everyone to visit the venue and see our work to preserve Mandela’s legacy for themselves.”


Sanctuary Mandela was designed to provide the “perfect combination of tranquility, heritage and mindful experiences,” the website reads.

Staaff promises a healing and reflective experience through the design elements, artwork, and photography throughout the property.

For more information or to book a room, CLhere here.


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