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Nelson Mandela Capture Site

R103, Howick, South Africa
+27 79 971 3074
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“long walk” (35 reviews)
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R103, Howick, South Africa
+27 79 971 3074
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a quick stop and a nice walk down to the sculpture. Hard to believe such a major event took place at such an innocuous spot.

Thank db2672
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum and sculpture are definitely worth a stop. It is amazing that what look like pieces of metal sticking out the ground from a distance, suddenly show Madiba's face as you get closer. A true work of art.

Thank LinSouthAfrica
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been there twice over the last year and saw very little progress on the actual museum. It is still in the bigger 'tin hut' and yes, you don't need to pay an entrance fee but it would be nice to see it finished....More

Thank Trouble1312
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So worth the "long walk" to see the monument. I was seriously moved by my visit! The design is one of the cleverest pieces of art, and standing there is pretty emotional, if you pick a quiet time to be there!

Thank Sandyh508
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If y9u go to South Africa, you will never get enough of Nelson Mandela. At every turn there is something t do that relates to Mandela, his life and good deeds. The capture site is just that; the area where Mandela was captured to begin...More

Thank Dutch397
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The stunning metal portrait of Nelson Mandela is one of the highlights of this attraction. It also gives one a fascinating insight into the life of Nelson Mandela. A must visit attraction the Natal Midlands

Thank Brutus_8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can see the capture site where Nelson Mandela was captured. There is a museum, curio shops. Best feature is walking and looking at the poles that look like normal poles but as you get closer the whole structure comes to life and you can...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really lovely place to visit. It's a pity it is not promoted more by the local government. Very few people seem to be aware that this site is available to visitors. The permanent exhibition seems to be taking forever to be finished, but the walk...More

Thank Delia152
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a well planned and executed historical landmark. We took the stroll down the path and saw Mandela's face open up before us, is truly amazing.

Thank louiselategan
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

The site is quite a drive from Durban but so worth it. A small museum on site provides pictures and detailed accounts of major events in SA history. Short walk up to the memorial itself. Great work of art, surrounded by a beautiful landscape and...More

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Would like to visit but is it wheelchair friendly?
May 15, 2017|
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Response from Jules09Wales | Reviewed this property |
Sorry late with this answer TripAdvisor did not inform me! Yes OK for a wheelchair - when we were there. There was a new visitors' centre being built so I am sure all good. You can go down the path to view the monument... More
what is the price?
April 21, 2017|
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Response from Roddy P | Reviewed this property |
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