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Address: 7 George Avenue, Rivonia 2128, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 11 803 7882
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 to the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg as you will ready learn even more about the... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. Liliesleaf was just about command central for the resistance for quite a while. Come and... More 

Thank Hpmicks
Sydney, Australia
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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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Reviewed March 13, 2017

The story of living under apartheid in general and the courage of Nelson Mandela and his compatriots is well captured on the site of was once a rural small-holding.

Thank Douglas T
State College, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

I really appreciated seeing the actual buildings where this part of the history of the struggle against apartheid took place. (In his "Long Walk to Freedom" autobiography, Mandela describes his time living here under an alias and the raid that led to the Rivonia Trial.) The displays are extremely well-designed, interactive and informative. They put the role of the property... More 

Thank DT25
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Liliesleaf Farm Wonderfully restored as an interactive museum to commemorate the point in history when the leaders of MK (newly formed military wing of the ANC) were arrested by the government police at their hideout at a pivotal stage of the apartheid struggle, leading the Rivonia trial. Provides a gripping realisation of the immense humanitarian sacrifice Mandela & his fellow... More 

Thank Deltablade
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

I enjoyed every room/ exhibit in this museum. The interactive videos were placed at every possible area. The guide helped us to understand every part of the museum. The experience leaves like we relived the history of the arrest of Nelson Mandela.

Thank Geeta R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

This display and interactivity is the best I have seen this far- for a complex historical and political topic! Very impressive. Suitable for school children and any age. Expertly done, interesting, intriguing and challenging. Highly recommended!

Thank Enibas101
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Reviewed February 25, 2017

The museum is well done -- lots of information presented in an easy to absorb format. Helped put recent South African history in context. Key figures, some well-known and others relatively unknown, come alive.

Thank Darcy F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Good presentation of anti-apartheid efforts by blacks and whites. A must-see tribute to those who fought apartheid and the sacrifices they made.

1 Thank PamHarrisonNY

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