The Satyagraha House, once home to Mahatma Gandhi, is located in the residential neighborhood of Orchards. Now a museum, Gandhi's House is an architecturally interesting space that features photos and letters that belonged to the famous figure. Journals and quotes, which were penned by Gandhi, can also be seen in some of the exhibits that stretch across the various rooms in the home.
Gandhi inhabited the house from 1908 to 1909. Today, the property serves as a symbol of Gandhi’s personal achievements during his 21 years in South Africa.
A historically important siteBuilt in 1907 by German architect Hermann Kallenbach, the Satyagraha House resembles a traditional African farmhouse or Kraal. The house has become a protected historical heritage site in South Africa. It is said that Gandhi developed his philosophy of passive resistance, which he later employed to lead India to independence here.
Renovated by a team of historians, architects, curators and interior designers, the house has been restored to its original state. Beyond visiting the museum, visitors can arrange for yoga or meditation sessions in the property’s gardens. The property radiates a sense of peacefulness that is ideal for quiet reflection.
Visitors looking to reflect on the philosophies of Gandhi and their global impact in a quiet setting can do so in the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg’s rooftop pool.