Nelson Mandela Capture Site, Howick

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Specialty Museum · Landmark
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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  • I have been here before and went through the temporary exhibition while the permanent building was being built. The content was exceptionally good and I assume that was transferred to the new...  more »
  • We had absolutely no problem with the fee that includes a museum (opened in 2020) with an engaging audio visual experience as well as interesting displays. The surrounding video experience creates a.....  more »
  • 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.

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