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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  • This is the place to be to understand more about the life of a great man. The structure showing the image of Nelson Mandela from a certain angle is really creative and impressive. A must visit if you....  more »
  • If there is one important, historical place that one must visit in this area it is the newly opened, updated Nelson Mandela Capture Site museum. Plenty of safe parking, there are a few local...  more »
  • This is an important site. The sculpture is amazing. I love the way in which it comes into view. I would like more tourist activity: a shop, a better collection of artefacts, something more to see...  more »
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  • There is so much history to read and very little room to do it without disturbing the flow. A bigger place is needed to house all the information in a way that someone who needs to know about the history can take their time going through it. The outside surroundings are neat and well kept. I suspect that the poles of the sculpture needs a bit of realignment in certain areas so that it appears like when we see the older pictures here. Otherwise it is an experience worth having.
  • This part of our South African history and heritage. It is wonderfully exhibited to be enjoyed by the visitors. I recommend that everyone must make an effort to visit this place. Hopefully the museum will be opened as it was being finished off.
  • Very informative and well done. There is no entrance fee to walk through the information section or to visit the statue. The grounds are well kept and the staff greets you friendly. There is a shop and toilet facilities available. My only issue will be the parking. We arrived just after rain and it was very muddy.
  • Great place, I enjoyed every moment. The sculpture is very artistic. The long walk to freedom concept was designed very well.
  • new museum still not ready. current site a bit tacky. the monument is amazing. great reflection and history.

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