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Nelson Mandela Capture Site Tours and Activities

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On August 5 1962, on a stretch of the R103 just outside Howick in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, armed police flagged down a car and arrested the driver, Nelson Mandela. The former president had been on the run from the South African apartheid government for 17 months and his capture marked the beginning of his 27-year imprisonment and what he called “the long walk to freedom.”

Until quite recently, this unassuming spot was marked only by a simple bricked zone with a plaque, but in 2012, on the 50th anniversary of this historic event, the significance of the area was marked with an impressive steel sculpture and a newly created visitor center.

Designed by artist Marco Cianfanelli in collaboration with the architect Jeremy Rose, the sculpture is the centerpiece of the new memorial site. It is made from 50 steel columns of varying heights. At first glance, the poles appear to be randomly suspended, but on approaching the sculpture, they merge to form an image of Mandela’s face.

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R103, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 3290
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Mandela Capture Site & PheZulu Cultural Village Private Day Tour from Durban

Mandela Capture Site & PheZulu Cultural Village Private Day Tour from Durban

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Take a hassle-free day trip to Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KawZulu-Natal province, on this small-group tour from Durban, limited to 11 people or fewer. Visit the site where Nelson Mandela was captured, learn about traditional Zulu culture, and more on an 8-hour excursion from the city.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$249.12
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Drakensberg Giant's Castle Cave Art & Mandela Capt Site Private Tour from Durban

Drakensberg Giant's Castle Cave Art & Mandela Capt Site Private Tour from Durban

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Immerse yourself in the natural and cultural wonders of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal. Depart from Durban for a daylong sightseeing trip beginning with KwaZula-Natal's capital Pietermaritzburg and continuing onto Drankensberg's Giants Castle Nature Reserve: spectacular mountain peaks named for their distinct appearance. See the rock paintings of South Africa's indigenous Sans people before touring the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, home to a small museum and a stirring monument dedicated to the country's former president. End your excursion with a visit to Howick Falls.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$249.12
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Drakensberg Kamberg Rock Art & Mandela Capt Site Private Day Tour from Durban

Drakensberg Kamberg Rock Art & Mandela Capt Site Private Day Tour from Durban

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This comprehensive tour offers an excellent overview of the KwaZulu-Natal region. Stops include the Gandhi statue and City Hall in the capital city of Pietermaritzburg (the largest brick building in the southern hemisphere), the Nelson Mandela capture site statue and Apartheid Museum, and Howick Falls. You will also take a lengthy hike in Kamberg Nature Reserve to view ancient sandstone rock art.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$249.12
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Drakensberg, Nelson Mandela Capture Site & Howick Falls 1 Day Tour From Durban

Drakensberg, Nelson Mandela Capture Site & Howick Falls 1 Day Tour From Durban

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Travel through the gentle pastoral beauty of the Natal Midlands. Pass through grassy plains scattered with villages and lush farmlands and see plump cattle and thoroughbred horses graze. Take in the endless vistas and incredible scenery. Explore the magnificent Drakensberg. The day's highlights are: • See the Howick Falls • See the site where former SA President Nelson Mandela was captured in 1962 and went on to spend 27 yers in prison • Enjoy the Drakensberg • Minimum 2 people booking *All this in one day. We can cater for groups larger than 15 on request. There is also a discount for groups of 4 and more. if only 2 or 3 of you are booked for the tour, the tour can become a private tour for you at no extra charge.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$243.60
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Drakensberg Mountain Range and Nelson Mandela Capture Site Day Tour from Durban

Drakensberg Mountain Range and Nelson Mandela Capture Site Day Tour from Durban

Experience the stunning Drakensberg Mountains on a day trip from Durban. Take in the endless vistas and incredible scenery before setting out on a short walk to view ancient Bushman paintings, hidden within caves and the Drakensberg's remote surrounds. Following lunch (own expense) pay a visit to the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, home to an informative visitor centre and an incredible steel monument signifying the site's importance in the fight against apartheid. This trip includes round-trip hotel transport (to most hotels) and the expertise of a professional guide.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$218.71
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Drakensberg & KZN Midlands Day Tour from Durban

Drakensberg & KZN Midlands Day Tour from Durban

Highly experienced guides bring the interesting facts about the culture and history of the beautiful places we visit to life!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.04
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Durban: Giants Castle Rock Art, The Midlands & Mandela Capture Site

Durban: Giants Castle Rock Art, The Midlands & Mandela Capture Site

Forget the ocean, let’s hunt some vistas. Road trip inland towards the Maloti-Drakensberg World Heritage Site before arriving at the rich emerald Giants Castle Nature Reserve. Meet our Anthropologist, Dr Jeremy Hollmann, who’ll help you unlock this mysterious and interesting place. Dr Hollmann will guide you through the rugged terrain to the Main Caves and delve deeper into the anthropology of the SAN people. At Main Caves you will have a chance to take in the exhibit which depicts SAN/Bushman as they are thought to have looked and lived. Tuck into lunch at the Nottingham Road Brewery (own cost) before journeying along the Midlands Meander. Visit to the internationally acclaimed Ardmore Ceramics where you can expect an exhibition of creativity. Finish the day with an iconic stop at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site for a peek into South African notorious history and a bucketlist photograph.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.21
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Drakensberg, Mandela Capture Site & Tala P Game Reserve 3 Day Safari from Durban

Drakensberg, Mandela Capture Site & Tala P Game Reserve 3 Day Safari from Durban

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Wow, you get to experience Tala Private Game Reserve, Mandela Capture Site and the world famous Drakensberg. Here you get to experience the best that South Africa has to offer. The 3 days starting off at the game reserve and ending at the incredible mountain ranges is a never to be forgotten experience.
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  • 3 days
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$852.62
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Drakensberg, Nelson Mandela Capture S & Howick Falls - 2 Day Tour from Durban

Drakensberg, Nelson Mandela Capture S & Howick Falls - 2 Day Tour from Durban

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The Nelson Mandela Capture Site gives the full history of this world renowned statesman. Add to this, the Drakensberg is the largest and highest mountain range in Southern Africa. Part of the mountain range stretches into Lesotho. The mountain range is undeniably breathtaking and inspiring to millions who visit it. Enjoy the breathtaking views of its valleys. There are opportunities for wonderful photos and memories. Our tour is planned to give you the best possible experience of this great area. Minimum booking for 2 people sharing. We can cater for groups larger than 15 on request. There is also a discount for groups of 4 and more. if only 2 or 3 of you are booked for the tour, the tour can become a private tour for you at no extra charge.
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  • 2 days
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$533.78
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Safari Half Day Howick Falls & Mandela Capture Site from Durban

Safari Half Day Howick Falls & Mandela Capture Site from Durban

This day safari takes you to KwaZulu-Natal, a coastal province known for its beauty and diverse array of wildlife. The tour has two stops: Howick Falls which is a waterfall in the KwaZulu-Natal province. It falls roughly 310 feet from the river into a pool before the river continues on. Our final stop is at Nelson Mandela Capture Site where we visit a museum and a stirring monument of Nelson Mandela. • Natal Midlands • Howick Falls • Nelson Mandela Capture Site and Museum where Nelson Mandela was arrested and went on to spend 27 years in prison (Minimum 2 people booking)
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$211.36
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5 Day Zululand – Lion & Elephant & Drakensberg Safari Tour from Durban

5 Day Zululand – Lion & Elephant & Drakensberg Safari Tour from Durban

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This wonderful holiday offers a ‘Big Five’ safari in Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park followed by a tour of the Drakensberg in Central KwaZulu-Natal. Your adventure begins in the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park where you’ll stay at an exclusive luxury lodge. After an exciting safari experience you’ll be transferred to the Drakensberg area.
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  • 5 days
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$1,784.04
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Best Of South Africa Safari - 10 Days Joburg-Kruger-Hluhluwe-Drakensberg- C/Town

Best Of South Africa Safari - 10 Days Joburg-Kruger-Hluhluwe-Drakensberg- C/Town

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Best Of South Africa Safari -10 Days Joburg, Kruger, Hluhluwe, Drakensberg, C/Town takes you from Johannesburg starting up with Soweto to the Big 5, to the beaches, to the mountains and to the best Wines in the World as you tour the Kruger National Park, Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, the Drakensberg and the Garden Route, ending in Cape Town all within a 10 day period. This tour commences in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town. The tour can also run in reverse starting in Cape Town and ending in Johannesburg. You experience the best that South Africa has to offer.
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  • 10 days
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$3,510.77
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Durban: Drakensberg Rock Art, Midlands Meander & Mandela Capture Site

Durban: Drakensberg Rock Art, Midlands Meander & Mandela Capture Site

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Welcome to Kamberg — home to the Rosetta Stone of SAN/Bushman Rock Art. Meet our Anthropologist, Dr Jeremy Hollmann, who’ll help you unlock this mysterious place. Start with an introductory video on the SAN. Dr Hollmann will guide you through the rugged terrain to Game Pass Shelter and delve deeper into the anthropology of the SAN people. Here you will have a chance to take in the mystery of Bushman Rock Art as we explore theories and beliefs that underpin the art. Tuck into lunch at the Nottingham Road Brewery (own cost) before journeying along the Midlands Meander. Visit to the internationally acclaimed Ardmore Ceramics where you can expect an exhibition of creativity. Finish the day with an iconic stop at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site for a peek into South African notorious history and a bucketlist photograph. Please note: on this tour you will have access to a specialist on SAN or Bushman Rock Art as well as an anthropologist who has studied this area and people of this area.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.21
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What are Nelson Mandela Capture Site hours of operation?
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Nelson Mandela Capture Site hours of operation: Open 9am-4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Nelson Mandela Capture Site can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 13 Nelson Mandela Capture Site tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Nelson Mandela Capture Site 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Nelson Mandela Capture Site costs USD 161.21. Guided Nelson Mandela Capture Site tours start around USD 161.21 per person. See all 13 Nelson Mandela Capture Site tickets and tours on Viator.
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