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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...more
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Koch & 7th Avenue | Salvokop, Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

And there are many humebling sides to the history portraied here, but scientifically it is not convincing. Also, it does not say much besides that which is evident. Too much effort is instead placed on effects; videos, sound, music, etc. Another thing: we were all...More

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank AnotherKlaus
Freedom_Park, Webmaster at Freedom Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Thank-you for your review. Kind Regards

Reviewed 20 October 2013

The living museum has been very well done although at times there is information overload and it would be better to be given more time to interpret each event in the struggle for freedom with more contemplation. The park itself is safe and pleasant to...More

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank tonyfrasercross
Freedom_Park, Webmaster at Freedom Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Your review is appreciated, thank-you. Kind Regards

Reviewed 24 June 2013

If there is one thing you do this year it must be a visit to Freedom Park. It is spiritual beyond belief and you will understand why all Africans feel the way the do . This is the biggest monument in Africa - do not...More

Date of experience: February 2013
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Freedom_Park, Webmaster at Freedom Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2013

Thank-you for your positive review on the spiritual space that is Freedom Park. Kind Regards

Reviewed 10 June 2013

There was nothing special about the park. Our group went there on a cultural event. The guide provided us with a very basic orientation and overview of the facility and when finished handed out a couple of maps. Would have liked to have had more...More

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank RobertRAH-64
Freedom_Park, Webmaster at Freedom Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2013

Thank-you for your review after attending a cultural event at Freedom Park. Kind Regards

Reviewed 9 June 2013

Having had the opportunity to visit several museums in the past I was reluctant to visit Freedom Park. Another museum? More apartheid stuff? I was humbled. This place has something to offer even those who believe they know South African history. It has taken a...More

Date of experience: December 2012
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Freedom_Park, Webmaster at Freedom Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2013

Thank-you for your positive review, and for sharing your "humbling experience' with us and TripAdvisor. Kind Regards

Reviewed 26 April 2013

Kind of a difficult place to find but worth the visit. Make sure you get a guide to fully appreciate the symbolism of the Park.

Thank Sanjay D
Freedom_Park, Webmaster at Freedom Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2013

Thank-you for your positive review and the feedback around the signage getting to Freedom Park. Kind Regards

Reviewed 20 April 2013

Well marked attraction but when we got to the gate it was so pricey for the average South African that we turned around and left. The place was deserted so I dont think we were the only ones not willing to part with their hard-earned...More

Date of experience: January 2013
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Freedom_Park, Webmaster at Freedom Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2013

Thank-you for your review and the feedback around the pricing of tickets at Freedom Park. Kind Regards

Reviewed 23 January 2013

I found this to be a "so what?" sort of experience. I don't know what I expected, having visited out of boredom one public holiday. I didn't see any tribute to Nelson Mandela, de Klerk or Desmond Tutu - Nobel Peace Laureates and major contributors...More

Date of experience: January 2013
Thank Sandy d
Freedom_Park, Webmaster at Freedom Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2013

Thank-you for your review. If possible, can you please let us know whether you were on a tour with a guide or whether you went on a self-guided tour? Kind Regards

Reviewed 27 December 2012

If you visit Pretoria, do not miss out on Freedom Park. Do not visit the Voortrekker Monument without also paying a visit to Freedom Park. This would give you both sides of the coin. Allow about two hours for the tour and do not go...More

Date of experience: July 2012
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Freedom_Park, Webmaster at Freedom Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2013

Thank-you for your positive review. Freedom Park and the Voortrekker Monument are linked by Reconciliation Road, so it is indeed very easy to go from one monument to the other. We are also glad to read that your tour guide explained the symbolism around the...More

Reviewed 14 December 2012

Clean, wel cared for. The design of the freedom park is well thought and captures the feeling. The overwhelming feeling were sadness for a wonderful country

Date of experience: October 2012
1  Thank jOHGLA
Management response:Responded 16 August 2013

Thank-you for your positive review. We are especially glad to hear that you enjoyed the quiet contemplative space that is Freedom Park. Kind Regards

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