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Nelson Mandela Capture Site

R103, Howick, South Africa
+27 79 971 3074
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R103, Howick, South Africa
+27 79 971 3074
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the museum. The viewing of the sculpture was my purpose for going. It's really magical and unbelievable how the artist has managed to create it. A must see when visiting Howick.

Thank Jaydenuss
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Talk about the wow factor - an amazing piece of art representing such an important piece of history.

Thank Vicky S
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

The sculpture and walk are a highlight. The museum is informative but not set out well. The new site is under construction. Well worth a visit. Even saw some monkeys.

Thank Karen K
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Very informative walk thru museum. Something even us locals should make an effort to go and see. And what an incredible sculpture! Definitely something to see!

Thank Bev S
Reviewed July 8, 2017

In 1962, Nelson Mandela, who became South Africa's first democratic President, was arrested more or less at the spot that the museum came into being. The museum itself carries large pictures depicting his life and tribulations. The building itself is not of the best. The...More

Thank hoosainnarker
Reviewed July 8, 2017

The site where Mandela was captured has been turned into a museum. The face of Mandela as you approach is quite a revelation. An excellent museum. Great pictures of the historical past.

Thank 766pravinh
Reviewed June 27, 2017 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 June 27, 2017 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 June 26, 2017

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 June 14, 2017 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
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July 20, 2017|
Response from Roddy P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - no buss or train. If you have a limited time, or no chance to drive, stay in Johannesburg and go to the Apartheid Museum, the Mandela house in Soweto and Lilieslief Farm in the north of Johannesburg. You should get... More
July 20, 2017|
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Response from louiselategan | Reviewed this property |
This site is quite a distance ouside Pietermaritzburg. Best is to Fly to Durban and drive from there.
May 15, 2017|
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Response from louiselategan | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is wheelchair friendly