Museums ON THE MEANDER
Mandela Capture Site – 079 971 3074
The Capture Site marks the beginning of Nelson Mandelas long walk to freedom as the site where Madiba was captured in 1962. A unique sculpture is set into the KZN Midlands landscape. Also onsite: coffee shop for breakfast and light lunches, gift shop with exclusive merchandise, book shop and exhibition.
Howick Museum – 033 239 9230
Looks back towards the future, curating local history and actively engaging the community and visitors. View some of the stories of the town and multiple narratives from people about settlement, life and change along the uMngeni River, on the edge of the magnificent landmark the Howick Falls. Mon-Fri 8.45am – 3.30pm. Sat 10am-1pm. Sun 10am – 3pm or by appointment.
Rohde House Museum, Mooi River – 033 263 1221
Explores the founding of Mooi River, its history as a tented hospital during the Anglo-boer Wars, and its primary agricultural and sporting activities. Open Mon, Tues and Fri: 10am-12.30pm, Thurs: 2pm-4.30pm. Closed: Wed, weekends and public holidays
Fort Nottingham Museum – 083 527 8332
Looks at the history of this garrison settlement, established to protect settlers from Bushmen raiders. Open weekends and public holidays 10am – 4pm.
Hilton Station Railway Museum – 083 278 1490
Wander down the railway line and explore the 7 locos that make Hilton Station their home. Marvel at the wonders of the public transport system of yesteryear. Open: Sat 9am-12pm. Call for bookings for photo shoots/ school tours.