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“Where Nelson Mandela was based before his arrest in the early 1960's”

Liliesleaf Farm & Museum
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Rivonia
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Cockermouth, cumbria
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Where Nelson Mandela was based before his arrest in the early 1960's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

Thanks to a recent review by Peter Hain, went to this inspirational interactive museum on the outskirts of Jo'burg. Could have spent the whole day there. So much information, so wonderfully well presented. Interactive exhibits, recordings; film clips, photos...

Visited May 2012
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Johannesburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent heritage site & interpretation centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

Liliesleaf Farm is an important South African heritage site. I was very impressed by the site's presentation of the events around the capture of Mandela and the Rivonia Trial. There are heaps of interactive multimedia exhibits, which really do help visitors imagine the atmosphere during the time Mandela and his fellow 'conspirators' lived there. I highly recommend doing a tour with a guide, in order to get the full experience. You don't need more than 2 hours. There is also a coffee shop on site.

Visited March 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great bit of SA history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

Very atmospheric. One can close your eyes and almost hear the voices at the cladestine meetings that used to be held there.

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Sandton, South Africa
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Political History of "Mandela"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

An old farm house with documented literature,photographs of what led to the "Rivonia trials" that implicated Nelson Mandela when he was in hiding as a gardner at this old farm house.

Visited January 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Lovely Setting and Great Attraction in Johannesburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

Liliesleaf Farm was a lovely eye opener for me. It was great to see exactly where Mandela and his comrades actually lived and planned their attacks from. It was also interesting to see the sheer volume of information on Nelson Mandela, including pictures of him, his accommodation and cars, clothes and personal effects. This is a must do for anyone visiting Gauteng.

Visited February 2012
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