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Address: Koch & 7th Avenue | Salvokop, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)12 336 4000
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Description: Freedom Park is the South African tale in the voice of the South African...
Freedom Park is the South African tale in the voice of the South African people. Using our unique culture, heritage, history and spirituality, it tells of the events that shaped us and why we are who we are today. It is the heart and soul of our nation captured in one breathtaking space.Situated close to our capital's city centre, Freedom Park stands as a memorial to what we have achieved as a nation. Most importantly, it stands as a beacon to guide all South Africans on the route of hope and patriotism to a proudly united nation. Freedom Park urge use to experience and appreciate our history, to walk where our ancestors have walked and to learn about our shared heritage as brothers and sisters.Go on a guided tour of Freedom Park at 09h00, 12h00 or 15h00; or take a self-guided tour. We are open 7 days a week, except on Good Friday and Christmas Day.
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poignant memorial

A site rightly celebrating those who gave their lives as freedom fighters for this country.Complex and well-conceived to be both highly symbolic (a shrine to the ancestors... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I was expecting a whole lot more about democratic freedom and peace. I find it politically biased. Freedom belongs to all and not just the current ANC...LOL

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great attraction that the family will love. The experience left a lasting impression regarding the plight of South Africa's populace during the apartheid era.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This has to be one of the nicest and most well displayed museums I've ever visited. The layout and flow of the displays told a powerful and moving story. There wasn't an overwhelming number of artifacts, just enough to tell the story. Then on top of that is a beautiful outdoor component that you can explore. Everything is done with... More 

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A site rightly celebrating those who gave their lives as freedom fighters for this country.Complex and well-conceived to be both highly symbolic (a shrine to the ancestors, accompanied by running water) and very practical (provides some jobs for the impoverished community immediately below), with an auditorium, amphitheatre, etcetera. Good view, too.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

An amazing place the museum is full of history and very well laid out. The tour which is done by golf buggy was excellant and our guide very knowledgable . As we have found with all South African museums extremely well put together. Pity that not many people visit this museum . We were the only people to visit on... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The history portrayed here is very one sided, and does not take into account the whole rainbow, however I guess this is the point of this place

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very modern park celebration the liberation of SA after Apartheid. No visitors - almost scary. The area around the dam is worth seeing and if you want to contemplate it is a good venue, but no fun at all and nothing to buy or eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Definitely the place to go for visitors and locals alike. We are from Canada but went with South African friends and we all found it very touching and beautiful.

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

It is a very modern museum with tv screens in every corner. Unfortunately many of them were out of service. However, I think the museum is worth the visit. It gives overview about first human beings on planet earth - how they survived, then colonization of Africa by western world, slavery and apartheid, of course. I was mostly touched with... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I use Trip Advisor quite frequently and travel a lot, but this is the first time I am writing a review. The reason I am doing so is I absolutely believe the museum needs more attention; I was the only visitor during my tour hour stay. My expectations for my visit were fairly muted, but I have to say that... More 

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Address: Koch & 7th Avenue | Salvokop, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)12 336 4000
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria

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