This house, in the residential neighbourhood of Orchards in Johannesburg, was the home of Mohandas Gandhi from 1908 to 1909.
It is now a museum and a guesthouse with 7 rooms.
The curation of the museum is about Gandhi's life in Johannesburg, his friendship with Herman Kallenbach and the Satyagraha Museum.
This is a place to enjoy some peace and tranquillity in the middle of Johannesburg while being immersed in the history of Gandhi's life.
Within these walls, the future Mahatma created and developed his philosophy of passive resistance: Satyagraha in sanskrit. A pacifist method of protest that he employed in India to lead the country to independence.
We serve fine vegetarian lunches and dinners seven days a week.
Lunch is R250 per person for a two-course meal and dinner is R335 per person for a three-course meal with tea pairing. We do not serve alcohol or processed drinks but fresh fruit juice or water, as well as tea or coffee, are served with every meal.
We arrange, by reservation only yoga & meditation at a cost of R950 per class.
We have recently launched a massage experience which is done by our in-house, Africology-accredited therapists using Africology products.
This service has proven very popular and it is recommended to book in advance.The rates are:
- R950 per person/90 minutes,
- R750 per person/60 minutes, or
- R450 per person/30 minutes.
Staying at Satyagraha House cannot be compared to staying at a normal hotel or guest house as its simple elegance is designed for guests who appreciate the beauty of history and its personalities.
We do museum visits in French or English. The museum is open from 10:00 to 16:00. The entrance fee is R70 per person and day visitors may also book for our extra services.