Freedom Park opened in April 2013 and is, in my mind, not only one of South Africa's best kept secrets, but also one of the best museums I have visited in South Africa and the rest of the world. Situated on a hilltop opposite the Voortrekker monument, and joined to the Voortrekker monument site by Reconciliation road, it provides a broad overview of South Africa's history including its geological formation, different cultures, ancient and modern history. The museum itself is well laid out, and highly interactive. The park in which it is situated incorporates historical, spiritual and cultural aspects of the country, with a wall of names which includes the names of people who have played a key role in eight conflicts in the country's history, a sacred area, eternal flame and lekgotla area. The staff are exceptionally well trained, friendly and professional. I think Freedom Park should be a must-see site for all tourists, and that every South African who can do so, should try to visit it. Taking the time to go on a guided tour is well worth it.
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