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SANCTUARY MANDELA

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 Human Rights activist, former president and global icon, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela . Every corner of the boutique hotel is envisaged to provide the perfect combination of tranquillity, heritage and mindful experiences. Time spent at Sanctuary Mandela promises momentous healing and reflection.

About Sanctuary Mandela

Set in Nelson Mandela’s primary place of residence in the leafy-green suburb of Houghton, Johannesburg, Sanctuary Mandelas the home Madiba lived in after he returned from Robben Island, where he hosted the likes of Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton which later became the headquarters of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Sanctuary Mandela is now a re-envisioned residency, a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel with 9 curated rooms and offers retreat spaces for reflection, healing and thought-provoking experiences inspired by the life and times of Nelson Mandela.


Surrounded by an Aura of Contemplation.

Paying homage to Madiba’s philanthropist nature and pondering spirit, Sanctuary Mandela is surrounded by lush gardens and retreat spaces filled with perfectly-curated exhibits that evoke memories of the legend himself. Every corner of the hotel is envisaged to provide the perfect combination of tranquillity, heritage and mindful experiences. Affording guests the opportunity to dine on Madiba’s favourite cuisine, soul-search and gain historic insights. Time spent at Sanctuary Mandela promises endless moments of healing and reflection.


The former president’s home is owned by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, a non-profit organisation focused on memory, dialogue and legacy work, founded by Nelson Mandela in 1999. The foundation is the custodian of his life and times; and is a committed facilitator of his living legacy; mandated to promote his lifelong vision of freedom and equality for all.


On behalf of the foundation, Sanctuary Mandela is managed by Thebe Tourism Group and Miarestate. Originally formed in 2001, Thebe Tourism Group is the oldest black-empowered South African tourism group and has a significant portfolio in tourism attractions, accommodation and experiences. Thebe is globally recognised and respected for creating, curating and celebrating the Africa’s iconic destinations.


The group is 46% black-owned, and the shareholders – Thebe Tourism Group management and Futuregrowth Asset Management – create a powerful partnership that will be instrumental in leading growth and transformation in the tourism industry.


Contact Us


T: +27 (0)10 035 0368





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