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Mahatma Gandhi once said “My life is my message” implying that his legacy would be the spoken word alone and not a tangible object, however, those who cherished the man felt the need to remember the sites touched by him during his years in South Africa and have restored the home he lived in between 1908 and 1909. The house is located in Johannesburg and named Satyagraha House or Gandhi House, and although he resided here for a short time, it was during this period that he formulated his concept of passive political resistance that he referred to as Satyagraha, an expression in Hindi Sanskrit meaning by force of truth.
Gandhi’s good friend Hermann Kallenbach, a successful Architect, built the home which he called the Kraal. Both he and Gandhi shared the home and Gandhi was later to convince Kallenbach to simplify his life. Both left the home in 1909 and travelled to Durban where Gandhi... Show more
For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.