Nelson Mandelas former home now open for public booking

Just a few hours' drive north of Johannesburg, in a vast landscape of pristine African bushveld, is Shambala Private Game Reserve. And here, amid the quiet and peace, is a place for contemplation and inner reflection. A place that personifies the ideas of reconciliation and hope. The Nelson Mandela Centre for Reconciliation has been a private home since 2001 and was closed as a mark of respect since the former president's passing in 2013. The centre reopens in May this year and will be available for public booking for the first time.First Published on May 4, 2015 4:53 pm