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“Well designed memorial”
Review of Freedom Park

Freedom Park
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US$ 46.63*
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Pretoria Capital City Tour
Ranked #18 of 94 things to do in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 27 April 2018

The site has been very attractively designed to commemorate all South Africans who have struggled for freedom and democracy. It includes a well laid out museum which provides a brief overview of the history of the country form the origins of the earth, through the peoples of the country, to about 1994, with the emphasis on apartheid and the struggle against it. although all the staff, including the security staff, were very friendly and helpful, we were not informed of the option to do an individual tour and so did the guided tour where we were the only South African visitors. The tour was interesting but the information provided was inevitably rather superficial as it was aimed at the foreign visitors, and there was not enough time to do justice to the wall of remembrance for instance. The terrain is beautifully kept and there are lovely views of the city from the koppie.

Thank Anna B
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely a must see for all South Africans, but please do it with a guide so that you get the full experience.

Food wasn’t great and the staff seemed confused and disorganized, however despite that haven’t stopped talking about it to people

Thank ShaunBoyd1
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I take our international guests here all the time, in conjunction with the Voortrekker Monument. Be sure to ask for headphones, and set aside at least 3 to 4 hours to meander and enjoy coffee or a bite to eat at the end of the activity.

Thank Arina J
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is a beautifully designed attraction right at the “gates” of Pretoria. It stands as stark contrast to the Voortrekker museum on the hill opposite. Apart from the historical museum display, the narrative of which for many white South Africans may may seem to have a different focus and direction, the entire site is in itself an attraction. The entire “top” of the hill has been crafted into a wonderful park. Walkways have been carved around the circumference of the hilltop, with views in all directions. It’s without doubt also one of the finest places to “picnic” in the city. If you can go outside of a busy period, perhaps during the week when it’s quieter, take advantage of this park and spend some time relaxing in the indigenous landscape. It will be unforgettable.

2  Thank Produsa
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We went up there because we had read somewhere that the freedom park would give a nice view of the city.
We were surprised to find a museum dedicated to telling the struggle of the apartheid. The museum itself has a good staff and a lot of good information about the history of South Africa and apartheid.
The park has a nice panoramic view of Pretoria.
Worth a visit if you're interested in learning more about the end of the apartheid.

3  Thank 216jacobl
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