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Fancy spending a day in the life of Nelson Mandela? Come July, you can

A hotel in his former house is set to uphold his legacy, with guests able to sleep in his bedroom, work in his office

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Those wishing to be one step closer to iconic world leader and former president Nelson Mandela will soon have the chance.

Within months, people will, quite literally, be able to walk, work, eat and sleep where Mandela did for years after his release from prison on Robben Island. This as his first Houghton Estate home, in 13th Avenue, is finally set to open its doors in July as a nine-bedroom boutique hotel and conference centre.

Guests of the venue, years in the making and believed to have cost nearly R30m to develop, will be able to sleep in Mandela’s master bedroom and work and hold meetings in what was his private office...

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