Upcoming Events & Promotions at Sanctuary Mandela

Upcoming events and promotions at Sanctuary Mandela

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Sanctuary Mandela sets the stage for the final performance of iconic SA jazz icon Abdullah Ibrahim in an intimate and exclusive evening.

Abdullah Ibrahim - one of South Africa’s greatest jazz icons - has announced an exclusive performance at Johannesburg’s proudly iconic venue - Sanctuary Mandela in Houghton, Gauteng.

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This, his final show of his South African Tour is set to go down in history.

Please note booking contact details:
Bookings close 11 April 2024
R6 000

per person

  • Live performance
  • 3-Course gourmet meal
  • Welcome glass of bubbly
  • Wine at the table
  • Cash bar available 
Ibrahim returns home to South Africa after a five-year absence to give a series of landmark concerts in April 2024. The limited events will include a highlight in Cape Town where he first professionally performed aged just 16 at the iconic City Hall with his final swan song at an intimate and exclusive evening at one of South Africa’s iconic locations, Mandela’s former home, Sanctuary Mandela.
Over the course of his career Abdullah Ibrahim has performed with the greatest names to ever emerge from South Africa’s legendary jazz scene including his work with Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Jonas Gwangwa, Kippie Moeketsi and many more. Ibrahim’s personal performance will add to the famous hotel’s history of pivotal moments by talented South Africans.
The intimate and exclusive concert at Sanctuary Mandela forms part of a world tour for Abdullah Ibrahim as he performs around the world, visiting cities and cultures that in their time were pivotal in his exiled life. Sanctuary Mandela's historic and immersive experience which celebrates South Africa's heritage, promotes inclusivity, and honors the legacy of Nelson Mandela sets the perfect stage for Ibrahim’s final performance in South Africa.

“As I embrace my 90th year, I am delighted to be undertaking these concerts… for me, they are a deeply personal dream - envisaged first many years ago. Perhaps when as a free South African I bought land, or perhaps so many years before that when I was forced to exile? But certainly, I was thrown into sharp relief during the Covid pandemic, when I wondered if, or when, I would see “home” again” 
Abdullah Ibrahim

Enjoy 30% off on all room

Take advantage of our special offer: 30% off all our rooms booked before 12 May 2024 (for stays before 31 December 2024). In honour of 30 years of Democracy, Sanctuary Mandela invites you to enjoy this discount and spend a night (or more) with us. Visit the residence where Madiba lived after his release from prison, savour delightful meals, delve into history and stories of the past, and make our place your home away from home.


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Spoil Mom this Mother's Day

Treat the most special woman in your life this Mother's Day to a memorable getaway at Sanctuary Mandela. Our exclusive Mother's Day package ensures Mom feels cherished and rejuvenated. This package for two features a warm welcome with bubbles and canapés, a sumptuous 3-course dinner, breakfast, a relaxing 60-minute in-room massage, and a personalised Madiba heritage tour. Plus, guests automatically enter to win a cookbook by Nelson Mandela's personal chef of 22 years, Xoliswa Ndoyiya. Give Mom the gift of love and luxury this Mother's Day at Sanctuary Mandela.

R5 570

Per room (2 guests)

R7 950

Per room (2 guests)

R9 925

Per room (2 guests)


Accommodation for 1 night for 2 guests
Bubbles & canapes on arrival
3-course pre set dinner
60minute in-room massage
Personalised Madiba hertiage house tour


Package price is per room.
Offer valid for stays in May 2024.
Massage: (1 guest only) choice of either Swedish or Aroma massage.
Dinner for 2, excluding beverages.
Subject to availability.

Jazz & Stay Special Offers

Thinking of attending one of our famous Jazz Sunday lunches? Extend the excitement by booking a stay with for 1 night either before or on the night of the show and enjoy a 25% discount. Make it a full weekend getaway by staying for two nights (Friday to Sunday), where you only pay for one night—your second night is on us! 

Immerse yourself in great music and hospitality with this special offer at our venue.


Offer 1: Stay 1 night. 25% off 1 night when booking Jazz Sunday

(Bookings are per room, accomodatiing 2 x guests)

Offer 2: Stay 2 nights. Pay 1 night, get one free when booking Jazz Sunday

(Bookings are per room, accomodatiing 2 x guests)


Looking for something unique to do this weekend? Join us at Insight at Sanctuary Mandela for one of our legendary Jazz Sundays! Enjoy a day filled with superb live music, delectable food (3-course meal), and delightful company. Check out the lineup of performers for the upcoming weeks and secure your tickets today for an unforgettable experience.