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We are open every day of the week from 9h00 to 17h00.

There are no guided tours available on a Monday.
Guided tours are only offered to 15 people or more.

Admission Fee

(Price increases below are applicable from 1 May 2018)

Adults: R95.00
Pensioners, university students and children: R80.00
School learners: R40.00
Teachers: R45.00

Visit the Capture Site

To see this sculpture of Mandela, visit the Capture Site between Nottingham Road and Howick in KwaZulu-Natal.

In 2012, to mark the 50th anniversary of Mandela's arrest, a sculpture was erected in the landscape near Howick
in KwaZulu-Natal, where Mandela was captured in 1962. This site is now known as the Capture Site.

The sculpture by artist Marco Cianfanelli consists of 50 steel poles between 6 metres and 10 metres high.
At a certain point, the 50 linear vertical steel columns line up, magically recreating an image of Nelson Mandela's face.
As you walk closer towards and through the sculpture, the image dissolves back into the forest of 50 poles, 
and eloquently becomes part of the surrounding landscape.

As Cianfanelli observes, "The 50 columns represent the 50 years since Nelson Mandela's capture, but they also
suggest the idea of the many making the whole: of solidarity. Mandela's incarceration cemented his status as an
icon of the struggle, which in turn helped ferment the groundswell of resistance".

The Apartheid Museum, in partnership with the KZN provincial government, is in the process of curating a museum 
at the Capture Site. This museum will open to the public in 2016.


Mandela has been central to every stage of South Africa’s epic struggle against apartheid – from formulating a new approach in the 1940s to leading the mass struggles of the 1950s, from the formation of Umkhonto we Siswe in the early 1960s to imprisonment for 27 years. He initiated and led negotiations in the 1990s, and served as the first President of a democratic South Africa. He built a new nation from the fragments of conflict.

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