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Liliesleaf Farm & Museum

7 George Avenue, Rivonia 2128, South Africa
+27 11 803 7882
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A trip down South Africa's inglorious past

The story of living under apartheid in general and the courage of Nelson Mandela and his... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Douglas T
Historic property with extremely well-designed displays

I really appreciated seeing the actual buildings where this part of the history of the struggle... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
State College, PA
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7 George Avenue, Rivonia 2128, South Africa
+27 11 803 7882
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The story of living under apartheid in general and the courage of Nelson Mandela and his compatriots is well captured on the site of was once a rural small-holding.

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I really appreciated seeing the actual buildings where this part of the history of the struggle against apartheid took place. (In his "Long Walk to Freedom" autobiography, Mandela describes his time living here under an alias and the raid that led to the Rivonia Trial.)...More

Thank DT25
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Liliesleaf Farm Wonderfully restored as an interactive museum to commemorate the point in history when the leaders of MK (newly formed military wing of the ANC) were arrested by the government police at their hideout at a pivotal stage of the apartheid struggle, leading the...More

Thank Deltablade
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I enjoyed every room/ exhibit in this museum. The interactive videos were placed at every possible area. The guide helped us to understand every part of the museum. The experience leaves like we relived the history of the arrest of Nelson Mandela.

Thank Geeta R
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This display and interactivity is the best I have seen this far- for a complex historical and political topic! Very impressive. Suitable for school children and any age. Expertly done, interesting, intriguing and challenging. Highly recommended!

Thank Enibas101
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The museum is well done -- lots of information presented in an easy to absorb format. Helped put recent South African history in context. Key figures, some well-known and others relatively unknown, come alive.

Thank Darcy F
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Good presentation of anti-apartheid efforts by blacks and whites. A must-see tribute to those who fought apartheid and the sacrifices they made.

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Add to the history of the story by a bit here. This is where Nelson Mandela was finally captured and the story behind it. You cannot know the complete story without a visit here.

Thank njeri
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I find many museums hard work, but Lilliesleaf is very modern and interactive and gives you an ultimate feel-good feeling. One of the best museums I've ever been to. It's a must for anyone visiting Johannesburg.

Thank ValJonas
Reviewed 31 January 2017

A great place to get a better understanding of South African history and ideal way to spend a couple of hours, particularly if the weather is cool or wet. Well presented with audio and video detailing apartheid shows the truth about that terrible period! There...More

Thank matkincc
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Steve H
15 August 2016|
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Response from ElizabethFlan43 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it's taken a long time to answer - it 's either going to be relevant or not. An hour is not really enough time to absorb yourself in it's complete history. If you just want a quick walk round that's fine, but there... More