Nelson Mandela Capture Site

Nelson Mandela Capture Site

Nelson Mandela Capture Site
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Speciality MuseumsPoints of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Nelson Mandela was arrested on 5 August 1962 outside of Howick, KZN Natal, South Africa. He spent the next 27 years of his life in prison. The Nelson Mandela Capture Site commemorates this moment in history with a visitor centre and a world renowned sculpture. Operated by The Apartheid Museum.
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  • Anne
    Leeds, United Kingdom24 contributions
    An Amazing Museum
    Visiting here has been in my bucket list for some time, it was one of the main reasons of staying nearby, on our month long trip to South Africa, it’s a must for anyone who is interested in South African history. The museum is extremely poignant of the struggles against Apartheid, I’ve read a lot on the subject but this was by far the most informative, for me it was very emotional. I’d seen the metal sculpture from the roadside, when you walk The Long Road To Freedom and the image of Mandela’s face appears, it’s breathtaking, a true work of art. Choose who you are or where you come from The Capture Site is a must do attraction
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 January 2023
  • Titch-the-Witch
    Romanel, Switzerland323 contributions
    Well worthwhile
    This museum is not very big but is full of information about the struggle against apartheid and the history of South Africa. It is thought provoking and there is an excellent collection of photos of Mandela. In the grounds there is a path representing his Long Walk to Freedom with the sculpture at the end of it. (You have to stand at the right place for it to be clear). Worth visiting if you are in the region.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 17 March 2023
  • EL1802
    121 contributions
    Unique experience
    Well worth the time and a visit. An informative and moving experience. The sculpture is a unique piece of art. Well presented exhibit and special tribute to a very special man. Highly recommend.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 June 2023
  • knoesenm
    Cape Town Central, South Africa690 contributions
    Remembering Madiba
    This site was part of an organized 2-week trip I did and I was actually not aware of this attraction in South Africa until I visited. The main exhibition hall is modern, with just the right amount of artifacts and information to absorb some of the vital histories of this great, great man named Nelson Mandela. The art piece that comes into shape as you approach it, is of course, the highlight of the site, but the life events that are marked as you walk to it is what made visiting this site so memorable. It was a 5-10 minute reminder of what Madiba went through from birth to death and how much we have to thank him for.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 November 2023
  • Road04286483552
    Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
    EXCELLENT SERVICE
    Excellent customer service during a recent visit to the Mandela Capture Site. I was the Tour Leader of a large group of tour operators from Nigeria and Ghana.. The team was on the ball and guaranteed business from afar.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 24 November 2023
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Road04286483552
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Business
Excellent customer service during a recent visit to the Mandela Capture Site. I was the Tour Leader of a large group of tour operators from Nigeria and Ghana.. The team was on the ball and guaranteed business from afar.
Written 24 November 2023
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Casey1709
Ipswich, UK71 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Interesting place to visit, clean, well kept grounds and very clever visual sculpture of the great man. Glad I broke my journey from Durban to Dundee here.
Written 2 November 2023
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knoesenm
Cape Town Central, South Africa690 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
This site was part of an organized 2-week trip I did and I was actually not aware of this attraction in South Africa until I visited. The main exhibition hall is modern, with just the right amount of artifacts and information to absorb some of the vital histories of this great, great man named Nelson Mandela.

The art piece that comes into shape as you approach it, is of course, the highlight of the site, but the life events that are marked as you walk to it is what made visiting this site so memorable. It was a 5-10 minute reminder of what Madiba went through from birth to death and how much we have to thank him for.
Written 1 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

EL1802
George, South Africa121 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Well worth the time and a visit. An informative and moving experience. The sculpture is a unique piece of art. Well presented exhibit and special tribute to a very special man. Highly recommend.
Written 27 June 2023
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Maureen Johnson
2 contributions
May 2023
"Put this on your Must Do List"

I just returned from South Africa. I had the opportunity to finally visit this beautiful exhibit and museum where Nelson Mandela was captured. The site location is in a most beautiful and tranquil area, reminiscent, I'm sure of the real Africa. Please visit the website to learn about the most violent and volatile history of this beautiful country. This is a great place for meditation and reflection.
The museum has wonderful relics, photos, and copies of very important documents related to the struggle of a people fighting to reclaim what was violently stolen. There is also a cute gift shop with books, videos, CDs, T-Shirts, and more.

On my next trip, I plan to spend more time at this site.
Written 20 May 2023
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Elisabeth B
11 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Wow, information overload. So much I did not know and Nelson was an amazing man. Well-presented and reasonable to enter. Next to the main road
Written 17 May 2023
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Titch-the-Witch
Romanel, Switzerland323 contributions
Mar 2023
This museum is not very big but is full of information about the struggle against apartheid and the history of South Africa. It is thought provoking and there is an excellent collection of photos of Mandela. In the grounds there is a path representing his Long Walk to Freedom with the sculpture at the end of it. (You have to stand at the right place for it to be clear). Worth visiting if you are in the region.
Written 17 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Anne
Leeds, UK24 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Visiting here has been in my bucket list for some time, it was one of the main reasons of staying nearby, on our month long trip to South Africa, it’s a must for anyone who is interested in South African history. The museum is extremely poignant of the struggles against Apartheid, I’ve read a lot on the subject but this was by far the most informative, for me it was very emotional. I’d seen the metal sculpture from the roadside, when you walk The Long Road To Freedom and the image of Mandela’s face appears, it’s breathtaking, a true work of art. Choose who you are or where you come from The Capture Site is a must do attraction
Written 10 January 2023
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Jenny W
Oxford, UK34 contributions
Sep 2022
We visiting this site on Heritage Day. It was not planned we didn't know it was heritage day but we were so pleased we stumbled upon it. There were colourfully dressed visitors singing and dancing a real treat. The actual monument was incredible and very moving as Madiba's face came into focus the closer you got when walking down the 'walk to freedom'. Well worth a visit.
Written 5 October 2022
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amzee2014
Durban, South Africa2 contributions
Aug 2022
A must visit for a historian or people interested in History of South Africa and the Struggle of a Nation Looking for Liberation.Personally my view every South African should visit and come to terms with the Struggle Experienced and how a Beautiful Nation became united by The Icons of our Beautiful Country ..Hopefully Sanity would prevail to those corrupt individuals who are running our Rainbow Nation to the ground and return our country to the Glory old days. A personal Experience the 2010 would cup where we stood together as a Nation Hosted The Soccer World Cup Camaraderie as a Nation . You will need a few
hours so go early and do justice to those that have put us where we are today.
Written 1 September 2022
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