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South Africa 2023 - Mandela House - Day 5, Part II

After lunch, just a short trip down the street landed us at Mandela House. This is the home where Nelson and Winnie Mandela lived which is now a museum. If you have landed here without viewing Day 5, Part I, you may want to start there and come back here as Part II is a continuation of Part I.

Jane is our Mandela House guide seen here giving us history on the house before we go in and explore on our own. It was too crowded for a guided tour.

Under this tree are the umbilical cords of Nelson Mandela's children.

RIP Tata. This word means “father” and is a term of endearment that many South Africans use for Nelson Mandela. Since he was a father figure to many, they call him Tata regardless of their own age. Nelson Mandela - Father of the Nation

Annette and Me with our imitations.

Winnie Mandela - Mother of the Nation.

Excerpt from a letter Nelson wrote to Winnie in 1977.

Mandela in response to the Soweto uprising in 1976.

Restoration of the Mandela House.

Entrance to the Mandela House Museum.

Here is a gallery of pictures from the house museum. I was so proud to see the State of Michigan Special Tribute to Winnie Mandela. Enjoy!

Mandela's words when he returned to No. 8115 after he left prison.

When we were leaving Mandela House, I spotted this Lamborghini on the street. I was going to take a pic with it since it matched my top but the owner was actually charging folks for a pic. I took one without me.

Now it is time to head to our hotel and get checked in. As we are heading back, Cindi tells us about the Hector Peterson Memorial Site - created as a result of the uprising in 1976 where police shot and killed over 600 children. The photos from the bus are not great but the message from Cindi is worth the listen to this video. Also, the movie Serafina gives insight into the uprising.

Toyota Stadium, formerly known as Vodacom Park, is a stadium used mainly for rugby and also sometimes for football.

A view from the bus.

Come along on our drive and view a little bit of Johannesburg.

We have arrived at the Sandton Sun, our home for the next three nights. Sandton is known for its affluence and happens to be the most important business and financial district in Southern Africa. This pic is of one of the elevators at the Sandton Sun.

This is a video along with pictures of my room. Presentation was everything. Robe laid out on bed, house shoes on rug on the floor and water on the nightstand. After a long day where we were going non-stop, a long hot shower is all that's left before this girl says goodnight.

I hope you enjoyed Day 5, Part II - Mandela House. Just a reminder that each day builds upon the prior days and blogs so if you haven't read South Africa 2023 - Johannesburg - Day 5, Part I; or Cape Town Day 4, Part I and Part II; Day 3, Part I and Part II; Day 2, Part I and Part II; or Day 1 yet, you may do so here.

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Stay tuned for South Africa 2023 - Mandela Square - Day 6.

Until our next time......

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