History and hospitality are enticingly entwined at this fascinating hotel in South Africa – it’s where Gandhi developed his ethos of Satyagraha, or peaceful protest.
The historical icon, who pioneered the philosophy of nonviolent resistance as the leader of India‘s independence movement in the first half of the 20th century, stayed at what is now The Satyagraha House in Johannesburg for a year between 1908 and 1909.
Mohandas Gandhi practised a simple lifestyle of meditation, vegetarian food and philosophical discussion at The Satyagraha House. Today, guests there can experience a similar way of life. Alcohol cannot be consumed in public spaces and none of the eight guestrooms has a TV, although there is Wi-Fi for anyone desperate for a sneaky Netflix session on their phone or tablet.
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