Nelson Mandela’s former Houghton residence will be turned into the Mandela Presidential Centre in late 2019.
The house will be transformed into a one-of-a-kind experience for travellers who wish to take a reflective walk in the struggle icon's shoes, it was revealed at the official launch today.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF), which owns the property, has partnered with Thebe Property Asset Management (TPAM) and Thebe Tourism Group (TTG) to revivify this iconic and quaint venue as a multi-purpose facility. It will support scholarship and deep reflection at the same time as providing a unique experience for travellers and other visitors.
Sello Hatang, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, said they have marked the inauguration of the property refurbishment project in line with the former president's centenary on July 18.
“Nelson Mandela was a traveller in his later life, who made a difference in the lives of those he met and those he travelled with. He had an impact on the places he touched and left a part of his beloved land wherever he went. May we continue to be the travellers who make a difference,” he said.