Freedom Park

Freedom Park, Pretoria: Address, Phone Number, Freedom Park Reviews: 4/5

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Freedom Park is the South African tale in the voice of the South African people. Using our unique culture, heritage, history and spirituality, it tells of the events that shaped us and why we are who we are today. It is the heart and soul of our nation captured in one breathtaking space.Situated close to our capital's city centre, Freedom Park stands as a memorial to what we have achieved as a nation. Most importantly, it stands as a beacon to guide all South Africans on the route of hope and patriotism to a proudly united nation. Freedom Park urge use to experience and appreciate our history, to walk where our ancestors have walked and to learn about our shared heritage as brothers and sisters.Go on a guided tour of Freedom Park at 09h00, 12h00 or 15h00; or take a self-guided tour. We are open 7 days a week, except on Good Friday and Christmas Day.
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688gertd
Pretoria, South Africa13 contributions
History can not be rewritten
Mar 2021
Nor be taken revenge of
or punished
nor blamed
IT IS THE PAST
we the people have changed the past
(only to experience injustice presently)
and corrupt leadership
Written 5 April 2021
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Pathfinder742885
18 contributions
There's a lot to learn here
Mar 2020
Get yourself a guided tour of the place, the guides are well informed about history and where all the names are located in the wall or remembrance.
Written 6 January 2021
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flafla_06
Rome3 402 contributions
Very interesting visit
Aug 2019
We had the guided tour with a guide who was a freedom fighter during apartheid years (sadly I don’t know the name), so talking with him was very interesting.
We visited the Wall of Names, the Isivivane (from outside) and the museum. We had a very pleasant walk on the hill with a view on Pretoria as well.
It's not a shocking place to visit like Robben Island, Old Fort Prison or Apartheid Museum, it’s more a symbolic monument, a place to reflect, but it worths a visit, especially if you have a former freedom fighter as a guide!
Written 29 January 2020
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Primestop
Braunton, UK348 contributions
Stirring - essential for any visit to Pretoria
Nov 2019
I visited on a Saturday morning in late November and had the whole site pretty much to myself. You start in a museum/history centre that depicts the advance from earliest man through to most recent South African history, including a moving tribute to those fighting the slave trade and apartheid. Then you climb to the top of the hill (great views of Pretoria) to the memorial to those who lost their lives in the fight for freedom. Beautiful gardens in a moving setting. Essential for any visit to Pretoria.
Written 23 November 2019
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MOYENI
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa96 contributions
Under-visited and under-rated.
Nov 2019
This is an under-visited and under-rated museum that should enjoy far more exposure. The vast buildings are set in an indigenous park that are an absolute pleasure to walk - not only for the 360 degree views over Pretoria - but for the myriad trees and plants that are specific to the country. A botany lesson much appreciated by this interested couple. The museum itself is spread through many halls and highlights different era's of South African history with specific reference to the people of the country and the continent that birthed modern humans. And as with all countries that history is at times bloody and at times beautiful. More importantly, it is illuminating for those who wander those halls open to learning about how we are all connected and why this continent is pivotal to understanding ourselves and how to celebrate and adopt the fundamental concept of "ubuntu."
This museum has been described as world class and we would not quibble with that.
It certainly is.
Our only caveat was the woefully equipped toilets. They are superb but don't expect loo paper or soap.
And the drive through the local township to access the museum is a little sordid. Unkempt and dirty and litter strewn.
Written 18 November 2019
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Rooimiere
35 contributions
World class museum
Oct 2019
This museum is World Class. There work so many people!! Every 10 meters someone else meet you to send you 10 meters further to his/ her colleague. It is well done, lots of information, although ons sided, it is good and interesting.
Written 25 October 2019
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Eddie
Pretoria, South Africa48 contributions
For the concervative Afrikaner
Oct 2018
For the conservative Afrikaner who enjoys the Afrikaner history it mat be nostalgic. However, you must really know the history of the Boers otherwise it just another place to visit
Written 27 August 2019
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Munsterabu
7 contributions
Has to be experienced
Aug 2019
What a comprehensive history of South Africa is covered here and context is also given also after the amazing tour go to the museum highly recommended
Written 21 August 2019
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KevinSadler2364
Leicester, UK1 267 contributions
Walk through history
Jul 2019 • Friends
Enter this developing park, and you'll walk hand in hand with the 20th century history of South Africa.
So much of this country is enveloped by the Apathied regime, and equally, as much is showing the reconciliation that took place.
The Freedom Park, whilst marking the former, is very accented on the latter, and has some magnificent displays.
Written 23 July 2019
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Ashraf K
Worcester, South Africa4 contributions
A trip down memory lane
Nov 2018
What an emotional journey it was. a real roller coaster ride and it was my second visit. I think we as Saffas should make it a priority to visit Freedom Park once. I came upon a few friends name in the wall of remembrance and that itself was an emotional part of my visit. Not only sad emotions was experienced because some exhibitions brings about joy and happiness.
Written 4 July 2019
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