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Nice experience, thank you VWSA!!

This was a very nice experience to drive through the township. Was amazed by all the narrow little... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Jacques H
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Interesting to see where Nelson stayed when he came to Johannesburg

I had a guide with me who showed me Alexandra and the heritage site. Interesting and very different... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
XBrittax
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Trondheim
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11 Aug 2018
“Best Township ”
24 May 2018
“Get someone local to take you round”
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This bustling community is well-known for being the first place where Nelson Mandela owned a home.
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best townships in South Africa, the place is always vibrant and alive. The streets are full of life, and joyful locals. Love the spirit of determination and devotion, people are doing things for themselves, the place is filled with entrepreneurial...More

1  Thank Mahlaba_Themba
Reviewed 24 May 2018

The most densely populated part of Sandton. Every one is sending money back home and spending as little as possible in Joburg - so its not beautiful, but shows a better view of how most of the people in the country live than the guesthouse,...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This was a very nice experience to drive through the township. Was amazed by all the narrow little roads. The tour-bus operator had to maneuver a few times very clever to get around some corners. We ended up at a sports field for the VWSA...More

Thank Jacques H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Township with close to a million people, tucked inbetween two highways in the middel of johannesburg. We had a guided tour in a van, visited a orphanage, buthcer, bar, made a walk through the area with the smallest shacks and played football with the kids....More

1  Thank 88henk
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Once known as the Dark City because it had no electricity, Alexandra Township, as most locals call the informal community that sprawls between the posh suburbs of Sandton. As a A peek into the history of Alexandra reveals that Alex has been home to many...More

2  Thank hikwam
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I had a guide with me who showed me Alexandra and the heritage site. Interesting and very different from Soweto.

Thank XBrittax
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Recommended but fails to live up to this. The food once again is OK, the salads are atrocious - an explosion of lettuce with little else

Thank Stan K
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Unlike Soweto, this is not a tourist area - so here you see the real thing. It is also poorer than the more well known Soweto. Before going to Johannesburg, I got tons of warnings which all said different variations of "whatever you do, don't...More

2  Thank Ideatroll
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Alex is a large township situated right next to Sandton, the financial capital of South Africa (and Africa). There is no reason to go to Alex. You can drive through it on London Road and it is a safe and well lit road but prone...More

1  Thank TravelOften1968
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Due to the not-too-good stories my colleagues and I had heard, we wanted to feel and experience Alexandra! We dressed up as locals with some well known funky 'thug' hats and bounced around THE Place :-)! Shopped around while taking in the views! We had...More

Thank manoraQ
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