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Address: 7 George Avenue, Rivonia, South Africa
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+27 11 803 7882
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08:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00
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A must see part of the Apartheid story

A must see part of the Apartheid story In the suburbs of Johannesburg Rivonia/Liliesleaf farm was purchased on the sly as a hideout and place for the leaders of the struggle... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see part of the Apartheid story In the suburbs of Johannesburg Rivonia/Liliesleaf farm was purchased on the sly as a hideout and place for the leaders of the struggle against apartheid to plan etc The famous 12 were put on trial after the raid on the farm by police and the whole story is excellently told through the... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Liliesleaf is a modern, multi-media type museum which makes you understand the story behind the ANC efforts to fight for democracy in South Africa and which lead to the arrests and condemnation of its activits, like Nelson Mandela. You can spend an interesting two hours here.

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Thank 72Chris
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were slightly confused by the gps leading us to a gated estate, we forged ahead and asked the security guard who informed us that the place is inside the estate. Lilies farm is not really a farm, it was just called that. It was a secret hide out for civil rights leaders and it was the place where Nelson... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took an American friend to give her quick insight into SA resistance history from 1960 to 1994. Spent over three hours in what is actually quite a small space because of the wealth and depth of info presented in film and sound clips as well as reconstruction of the historic house. And the cafe serves really good light meals -... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This museum and farm has so much history. Until you visit this place it's hard to realize what really happened in South Africa Could have spent more time here and explored Highly recommend this site to anyone who appreciates history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Fascinating few hours. Superb attention to detail. Loved the attention the both major and minor players. Made it feel very real. Comprehensive enough to go through on your own without a guide. Would hesitate to bring young children here unless they can read and really concentrate

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

A gem of a museum. Many museums could learn from the presentation. Spent 3 hours there including lunch in the café. Learned much about the early history.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

just spent 5 hours here, the information is top notch, varied displays, we all had a brilliant and informative day.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We visited Liliesleaf a few years ago and what an interesting little place, tucked away. The museum is cleverly put together, with a fascinating account of events which happened there. beautifully designed. It had a lovely coffee shop where we had a bite to eat. Well worth a visit!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We in the US only received part of the story concerning Nelson Mandela and the ANC. The tour brings home the rest of the story.

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