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Mandela's Last Prison Home

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Mandela's Last Prison Home

18 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Transport
Hosted in
English
history walk

Mandela's Last Prison Home

history walk

Mandela's Last Prison Home

18 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Transport
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Nelson Mandela spent he last few months of his 27 year incarceration at a remote house on what was then called Victor Vester Prison. It was here that I cooked for him and attended to his needs. I will give you a tour of this house and share stories of my time with Mr Mandela.

Your host

Learn more about Jack

Jack

I was a warder for the correctional services during the time of apartheid. I looked after Nelson Mandela at Victor Vester Prison, cooking his meals. This is where we developed a close bond. I am currently retired and spending time with my family.

About the organisation

Nelson Mandela Foundation

NMF is a non-profit organisation focused on memory, dialogue and legacy work, founded by Nelson Mandela in 1999. It is the custodian of his life and times and a committed facilitator of his living legacy.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Nelson Mandela Foundation.

What's included

Drinks
Drinks and light snacks Water and something to nibble on
Transport
Transport provided Transport from the V&A Waterfront to Groot Drakenstein and back again, will be provided.

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Where you'll be

Groot Drakenstein Correctional Facility, previously Victor Vester Prison, is an active correctional facility in the Paarl area of the Western Cape.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Guests need to provide the following information when booking : Your full name and passport number Country of origin Name and contact details of next of kin

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

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Jack
Mandela's Last Prison Home
18 reviews
From $125/person
18 reviews
From $125/person