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Satyagraha House

Satyagraha House

Built in 1907 in the leafy Johannesburg suburb of Orchards, Satyagraha House was once home to Mohandas [Mahatma] Gandhi and his close architect friend Hermann Kallenbach.
"Gandhi came to South Africa in 1893 as a young lawyer, and remained in the country, besides several short spells in England and India, for 21 years. He experienced racial discrimination almost from the moment he arrived as a naïve 25-year-old."

After extensive restoration and sympathetic extension, Gandhi's former home re-opened as a museum and boutique accommodation. Its interiors have been faithfully restored to reflect the modest but aesthetically pleasing way that Gandhi and Kallenbach lived; filled with objects, fabrics and furniture sourced from Gandhi’s native state of Gujarat, India.

Safari Journal / Blog by Safari Fusion | Satyagraha House | Interior style and decor of Gandhi's South African residence | Photography © David Ross Photography

Safari Journal / Blog by Safari Fusion | Satyagraha House | Interior style and decor of Gandhi's South African residence

Safari Journal / Blog by Safari Fusion | Satyagraha House | Interior style and decor of Gandhi's South African residence | Photography © David Ross Photography

Safari Journal / Blog by Safari Fusion | Satyagraha House | Interior style and decor of Gandhi's South African residence | Photography © David Ross Photography

Safari Journal / Blog by Safari Fusion | Satyagraha House | Interior style and decor of Gandhi's South African residence

Safari Journal / Blog by Safari Fusion | Satyagraha House | Interior style and decor of Gandhi's South African residence | Photography © David Ross Photography

Safari Journal / Blog by Safari Fusion | Satyagraha House | Interior style and decor of Gandhi's South African residence | Photography © David Ross Photography[Images: 1-2, 4-5, 7-8 David Ross, 3,6 Satyagraha House]

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