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Liliesleaf Farm & Museum

7 George Avenue, Rivonia 2128, South Africa
+27 11 803 7882
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a piece of history and a place to reflect

A small museum, packed with interest and interactive ways of conveying something of the people and... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2017
Heather A
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Amazing!! History preserved

From the moment you walk through the gates there is a feeling of amazing history. This is where it... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2017
Newcastle, Australia
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7 George Avenue, Rivonia 2128, South Africa
+27 11 803 7882
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

A small museum, packed with interest and interactive ways of conveying something of the people and the events of not so long ago, but of a sad and different time. heroism, idealism and bravery all show through. you need at least 1.5 hours, and could...More

Thank Heather A
Reviewed June 4, 2017

From the moment you walk through the gates there is a feeling of amazing history. This is where it all began for the end of aparteid. Great displays and preservation of history. A great cafe for lunch. Very good facilities

Thank Cuddlefi5h
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

A priceless destination reflecting the heart of the Liberation Struggle.Steeped in first hand history that changed the face of South Africa. A guided tour with a Guide giving an in-depth account of the origins of the African National Congress and its survival to rule South...More

Thank Mogni_naidu
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

The original rustic homestead would have been more interesting instead of this modern epitaph to a concept rather than the harsh reality of a time of secrets and clandestine meetings in quiet suburban homes where families participated in a movement so important and yet so...More

Thank LaMamaFerndale
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Highly developed site with theatre and cafeteria, itself now in a developed area of Joburg so losing any sense of remoteness and secre y it may have once had. Some good stuff here but don't expect to spend more than an hour or two at...More

Thank LittleRedBaron
Reviewed April 29, 2017

If you're interested in the history of Nelson Mandela, this interactive museum is a great place to visit. Especially if you've been to the Apartheid Museum and Robben Island. This is where Mandela and those who were helping him fight against apartheid, were found and...More

Thank millie4t
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Being from the US and born around the time this all happened, I was simply fascinated and saddened by this story of oppression. There was so much information available that our tour time of one hour could only skim the surface. If you truly want...More

Thank eyeamready2go
Reviewed April 9, 2017

This farm is outside of Sandton and near Johannesburg. The farm was a clever hideaway for Nelson Mandela and other ANC leaders during days of apartheid. It consists of a visitor's center, the original farmhouse and a number of outbuildings. It is a good supplement...More

1  Thank Ernjack1972
Reviewed March 26, 2017

I came to South Africa embarrassingly ignorant. I knew so little about apartheid and absolutely nothing about the Rivonia Treason trials. Liliesleaf is a great first introduction for anyone but especially for anyone with a keen interest to learn. There is so much history here....More

Thank Hpmicks
Reviewed March 15, 2017

This museum is well worth a visit. It is a fascinating look at South African history and a great insight into the struggle the ANC were faced with back in the 1950's and onwards.

Thank RichardLombard
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Steve H
August 15, 2016|
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Response from ElizabethFlan43 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it's taken a long time to answer - it 's either going to be relevant or not. An hour is not really enough time to absorb yourself in it's complete history. If you just want a quick walk round that's fine, but there... More