Nelson Mandela Capture Site

Nelson Mandela Capture Site

Nelson Mandela Capture Site
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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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • EL1802
    119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
  • Terry G
    St. Petersburg, Florida27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nelson Mandela Capture Site
    Very interesting and meaningful. Well done exhibits, sculpture in the picture shows up most times you are looking for the site and is Mandela's head unique in design and sort of haunting to what he had to endure. It is difficult for the museum to have wifi connection. or internet for staff. We only had credit cards to pay and they could not process the cards. We entered and left without paying and trying now to find a way to make a donation to pay for our tickets One of his quotes after 27 years in prison, "As I walked out the door towards the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison."
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 March 2024
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Terry G
St. Petersburg, FL27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Very interesting and meaningful. Well done exhibits, sculpture in the picture shows up most times you are looking for the site and is Mandela's head unique in design and sort of haunting to what he had to endure. It is difficult for the museum to have wifi connection. or internet for staff. We only had credit cards to pay and they could not process the cards. We entered and left without paying and trying now to find a way to make a donation to pay for our tickets One of his quotes after 27 years in prison, "As I walked out the door towards the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison."
Written 9 March 2024
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Sara S
Wolverhampton, UK52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very interesting. Very informative museum. Very friendly place. Amazing sculpture. Glad we visited. Well worth a visit.
Written 29 February 2024
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Road04286483552
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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EL1802
George, South Africa119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Switzerland311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Anne
Leeds, UK73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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