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Insights at Sanctuary Mandela

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  • Romantic
  • Outdoor Seating

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.

In Nelson Mandela’s household, food was more than sustenance. It was about tradition, family, home, sharing and enjoying meals with those he loved. In memory of his love for food, our fine dining restaurant serves as a tribute to his favourite dishes as previously prepared by his long-time personal chef, Xoliswa Ndoyiya.

Reviews (19)

4.6 out of 5.0
Food 4.2
Value 4.2
Service 4.9
Ambience 5.0
  • Tshenye H. Dined: 1 day ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 19 Jan 22
    The set menu is absolutely well thought through with something for everyone. Ambiance and service elicits the requisite reflections, thoughtfulness and calmness that defines Madiba the Man. The tour of place brings back strong memories of the legendary Madiba, Rolihlahla, Nel. It is way beyond just eatery, it is an experience, a journey into memory, a fulfillment...

  • Willem Z. Dined: 3 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Irshaad I. Dined: 1 week ago
    3.5
    Food 1.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 13 Jan 22
    Food was not to standard. Beautiful setting and great service though.

  • Neale H. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 10 Jan 22
    This was my 2nd visit to Sanctuary Mandela and on both occasions I left completely impressed with the experience. Attention to detail is outstanding and the consistent high quality is to be applauded. Not the most extensive menu but each dish is worthy of it's place on the menu and all the diners in the group ( 6 people) we completely satisfied and will be regular visitors. An exceptionally special place and well worth putting on your list of fine dining establishments.

    Insights at Sanctuary Mandela responded on Tue 11 Jan 22:
    Dear Neale Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at our beautiful home. We look forward to having you visit us soon in near future. Warm Regards The Sanctuary Mandela Team

  • Marshall L. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Kitso T. Dined: 3 weeks ago
    4.3
    Food 4.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Olebogeng R. Dined: 3 weeks ago
    4.8
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 26 Dec 21
    It was amazing, a great place to have any special occasions. Definitely coming back again

  • Zanele D. Dined: 1 month ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 20 Dec 21
    Lovely and intimate space with attentive staff. The meals were amazing.

    Insights at Sanctuary Mandela responded on Tue 21 Dec 21:
    Dear Zanele Thank you so much for the welcoming review, Kind Regards The Sanctuary Mandela Team

  • PRIANNE G. Dined: 1 month ago
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 29 Nov 21 (Guest left no comment)

    Insights at Sanctuary Mandela responded on Tue 21 Dec 21:
    Dear Prianne Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience at Sanctuary Mandela. We look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards The Sanctuary Mandela Team

  • Ann L. Dined: 1 month ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 29 Nov 21
    Dear Kervin and staff Thank you for a wonderful experience - our professors enjoyed it immensely as did we . The food was sensational and beautifully presented - compliments to the chefs. Our ed board loved the little tour . We will definitely be there again . Kind regards Ann

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 06h30 - 21h00
  • Tuesday 06h30 - 21h00
  • Wednesday 06h30 - 21h00
  • Thursday 06h30 - 21h00
  • Friday 06h30 - 21h00
  • Saturday 06h30 - 21h00
  • Sunday 06h30 - 21h00
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Welcome Home Week Menu

We are excited to present Welcome Home Week at Sanctuary Mandela. In celebrating our local guests return to the work space and getting ready for the new year we are inviting you home for an inspired look at dishes from around South Africa to be shared around the table with family and friends. Sharing menu for R570pp. From 15-20 January. FIRST COURSE: Pulled Lamb Dumplings, Cape Malay Fish Samoosas & Mini Bobotie. MAINS: Curried Tripe Bunny Chow, SA Braai, Umxhaxha & Marogo. DESSERT: Petit Fours.

  • 17 Jan - 20 Jan
  • Available 24/7
  • All pax
  • Last confirmed: 17 Jan 2022