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Freedom Park

Address: Koch & 7th Avenue | Salvokop, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)12 336 4000
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Ranked #5 of 43 Attractions in Pretoria
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Freedom Park is the South African tale in the voice of the South African people. Using our unique...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: 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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Harare, Zimbabwe
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The park overlooking Pretoria is a commemoration of the struggle for freedom in South Africa. It is very thoughtfully desigined and laid out with lots of interesting features and lovely gardens. Great views particularly in October when the jacaranda trees are in full bloom.

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
52 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This attraction (the museum) was opened only recently and is still being developed. In our view it presents a fair and balanced view of the development of what is now South Africa over many thousands of years, from times preceding the arrival of both black and white people. The museum and park both reflect Mandela's dream of a 'rainbow nation',... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is a beautifully designed museum and gardens and certainly worth the fairly high price of admission (90rand). Please note that the café is not open yet and no beverages are available - you will want to tour the gardens and although there are water fountains - a big bottle of water is advised as you will be in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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53 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Never got to visit as gatekeeper wanted to see my driving licence just to be able to access car park. No Freedom of my understanding. Turned round and drove off.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

very quiet and quite a spiritual experience. A lot of unshaded walking could do with some golf taxis

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This guided tour of Freedom Park was excellent. I learned so much about the history of South Africa and the people who have built it.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just lovely, wonderful museum, fantastic park. Worth visiting, however check restaurant, it was closed the day we went, and food and drinks were not available. Helpful staff, very service minded and happy to assist.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a beautiful and significant place. it attempts to construct a narrative of national identity within a pan-African context. I'm not sure it quite pulls that off, but nonetheless it's moving and expertly done. We had a guided tour from a most compelling and personable speaker, who dealt confidently with the major themes and the important details without ever... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

SA Tourism mentioned the place in a throw away kind of way. You could spend most of the day here with walks around fantastic monuments to recent history, museums telling you everything you could want to know about the last 50 years, and there's loads of space to relax and picnic too. The 'reeds' are amazing. And the views to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I arrived late in the day and there was a bit of red tape getting in so did not visit the museum. The design of the park was interesting and it was good to wander through all the names of those who had lost their lives in South Africa's various conflicts and struggles. It had a peaceful atmosphere and a... More 

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