Nelson Mandela Capture Site, Howick

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Stop by Nelson Mandela Capture Site to admire the striking monument dedicated to the late president and anti-apartheid activist. The statue marks the location where, in 1962, the police captured Mandela, who managed to evade arrest for 17 months. View the sculpture, designed by Marco Cianfanelli and made up of tall steel columns, aligned to create a portrait of Nelson Mandela that comes into view as you approach the memorial site. Put Nelson Mandela Capture Site at the forefront of your travel plans using our Howick online trip maker.
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  • Nice, beautifully designed new museum , short on exhibits. Many of the AV rooms not yet functional. Limited facilities. The long walk to freedom landscape concept is beautiful. However if you've... 
    Nice, beautifully designed new museum , short on exhibits. Many of the AV rooms not yet functional. Limited facilities. The long walk to freedom landscape concept is beautiful. However if you've...  more »
  • Great place and experience. Of course the only reliable method getting this place is by car, hiring a driver, or tour group. This place is far from Durban. We were coming from Drankensberg and on our....  more
    Great place and experience. Of course the only reliable method getting this place is by car, hiring a driver, or tour group. This place is far from Durban. We were coming from Drankensberg and on our....  more »
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  • What a lovely place to visit. So educational, and the sculpture is incredible! It's a shame that our local tourists have no regard for those who are also visiting this historic site.
  • Incredible experience! Went to the new museum there and it was so emotional but absolutely beautifully done! There are student discounts so bring your student card if you want a discount on the tickets. Kiddies get in free. The instillation is interactive. There's videos, audio pieces that you listen to and a written history with photos and actually things from the time (like t-shirts, a gun, hats, a car, etc). There's also an incredible portrait made from beads which was so impressive. Definitely take tissues with you as it can get pretty emotional. They allow pictures to be taken. Which really was special as you can remember all you got to see. Definitely a great place to take the family or go with friends or even just alone.

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