VIDEO: Nelson Mandela's house turned into hotel

VIDEO: Nelson Mandela's house turned into hotel

The boutique hotel, named Sanctuary Mandela Hotel, opened in September. 

Nelson Mandela House
Sanctuary Mandela

Want to dine and rest like a former president?  Well, you have the opportunity to visit the Sanctuary Mandela Hotel, the former home of late former president Nelson Mandela. 

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Paying homage to Madiba’s depth of character and contemplative spirit, Sanctuary Mandela is surrounded by lush gardens and retreat spaces filled with perfectly-curated exhibits that pay tribute to the global icon.

Mandela lived in the house for about eight years before moving to another home around the corner with his third wife Graca Machel.

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The presidential suite was Mandela's bedroom. 

In memory of Mandela’s love for food, the fine dining restaurant serves as a tribute to his favourite dishes as previously prepared by his long-time personal chef, Xoliswa Ndoyiya. For over 20 years, Ndoyiya was Madiba’s personal and family chef, from his presidency to his retirement and until his passing.

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The window frames bear his nickname "Madiba" and his Robben Island prison number "466/64" - scratched into the wood by his grandson.

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