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Freedom Park

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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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Interesting and touching history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Pretoria, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Museum; Not your average museum with artifacts behind glass - audiovisual buffet, where history is depicted artistically. Different themes, interesting layout, and you immerse yourself in SA history. The price is definitely for tourists, because it is rather expensive for a local. I left the museum with a little more patriotism than when I entered. Garden of remembrance/park: Went on... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

In front of Parliament House of as outs Africa, freedom park is centre of various cultural activity. A popular tourist destination which boast a giant Madela statue. Scenic landscape make it a must visit on a day tour of Pretoria.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Something to see and learn about the long distant history of South Africa. The atmosphere is is sombre. Quoting Bible scriptures out of context at the eternal flame is disappointing. Designating an area for the ancestors shows respect, but I couldn't agree with raising stones from every province of our land and making it a place of sanctity. Although you... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Took a group of learners to Freedom Park. Very interesting. Interactive and kept the students attention. Need at least 3 hours to do the museum and the park. Excellent venue to learn about South Africa.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

You will need sufficient time to go through the museum and all of the installations that are not only the history of Apartheid South Africa and the New South Africa, but also focus on the evolution of Africa and the tribes that have inhabited the continent since gondwana land. The instillations are articulate and well thought out, however require far... More 

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