Our Useful Features & Services

Nelson Mandela Capture Site

Nelson Mandela was arrested on 5 August 1962 outside Howick, Natal, South Africa. He spent the next 27 years of his life in prison. The Nelson Mandela Capture Site commemorates this moment in history with a visitor centre and a world-renowned sculpture.

The Visitor Centre is complemented by the ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ which guests are encouraged to experience by following the timeline of Mandela’s life through a landscaped garden. The ‘Long Walk’ culminates at the iconic sculpture, entitled Release. The sculpture features 50 steel columns which dramatically come into focus as Mandela’s face from a particular vantage point.

Also on site is a coffee shop open for breakfast and light lunches and a gift shop offering exclusive merchandise. The Coffee Shop provides a range of meals such as burgers and toasted sandwiches and a variety of hot and cold drinks, including cappuccinos.

The Site caters for both guided and non-guided tours, school groups, conferences and can develop a bespoke package to suit your requirements.

Please visit their website for ticket prices and the most up to date information on opening times.

The Capture Site has plans to upgrade its facilities and offer a wider range of activities to both local and international visitors. These upgrades will include a new entrance, driveway and parking facilities, mountain bike pathways that link to an extensive track network, a new education facility, terraced amphitheatre, and an experiential indigenous garden, food market and training kitchen.

Opening Hours

Monday

Monday 08:30 - 16:00 (Last entry at 15:30)

Tuesday

08:30 - 17:00 (Last entry at 16:30)

Wednesday

08:30 - 17:00 (Last entry at 16:30)

Thursday

08:30 - 17:00 (Last entry at 16:30)

Friday

08:30 - 17:00 (Last entry at 16:30)

Saturday

08:30 - 17:00 (Last entry at 16:30)

Sunday

08:30 - 17:00 (Last entry at 16:30)

(Closed - 25th & 26th December, 1st January) Directions from the N3 or other major routes Travelling on the N3 to Jhb, Take the 3rd Howick t/off (Tweedie,/Howick North) Turn left at top of off ramp. At T Junction turn Right ( Everything Shop will be on your left). (approx 1.4km)to a beige gate/entrance on your Right. You have gone too far if you get to the short Mandela brick monument on left. Drive up driveway and come into the Truth cafe and we will show you outside to your picnic spot. We look forward to seeing you.

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Features & Attractions

SERVICES:

Airport / Bus Transfer

Driver`s Accommodation

Doctor / Nurse available in the area

Pets Allowed

Baby Cot / Crib

Babysitting

Photo Processing

Electric Adapters / Transformers

Room Service

Backup Power Generator

Fax/Photo Copying

Restaurants

Banquet Facilities

Fitness Gym

Pizza & Wine

Sauna / Steam Room / Spa

Bar(s)

Foreign Currency Exchange

Shopping Centre

Beauty Salon

Function Facilities

Souvenir / Gift Shops

Cafe / Coffee Shop

Hotel Safe

Swimming Pool - Children

Swimming Pool - Outdoor

Internet Access

Laundry / Dry Cleaning / Ironing

Car / Motorbike / Bicycle Rental

Library / Reading Room

Travel Booking / Confirmation

Car Park

Lobby Lounge / Bar

Visa Service

Children`s Playground

Non-smoking Rooms / Floors

Poolside Bar

Conference Facilities

Newspapers / Magazines

AMENITIES:

Air-conditioning

Alarm / Clock Radio

Bathroom - Private

Bathroom - Private Shower Only

Baby Cot / Crib

Coffee / Tea making facilities

Cooking Facilities / Utensils

Dining Area & Settings

Daily Newspapers

Dressing Table

Electricity Adaptors

Ensuite

Fridge

Fan

Fireplace

Hair Dryer on Request

Hot & Cold Water

Iron / Ironing Board

Living Room / Sitting Area

Mineral / Bottled Water

Mosquito Nets

Mini Bar

Room Safe

Shared Bathroom

Sofa

Telephone

Toiletries

TV - Local Only

TV - Satellite

Umbrella

Verandah / Balcony

Wardrobe

Internet Access in Room

RECREATION:

Archery

Basketball

Billiards / Snooker / Darts / etc.

Bird-watching

Board / Leisure Games

Boating / Canoeing

Trail Runs or Walks

Cheese Tasting

Children`s Playground

Chocolate Dipping

Craft Beer Tasting

Cultural Experience

Cycling

Epic Karting

Equipment Rental

Fishing

Gin Tasting

Golf / Driving Range

Health Retreat

Horse Encounters

Horse Riding

Mountain Biking/ Pump Tracks/Hiking Trails

Karaoke

Kite Flying

Massage (foot / traditional / etc.)

Nature & Wildlife

Nursery

Obstacle Course

Paintball

Picnic Spots

Putt-Putt

Sailing / Sailboarding

Sport Arena (Netball,Basketball, Hockey, Chess)

Stain Glass Workshops

Table Tennis

Team Building

Tennis

Working Farm

Wine Tasting

Zip-Lining

Zorb Ball

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:

English

Afrikaans

Zulu

German

SHOPPING:

Bags

Shoes

Accessories (Men & Women)

Gifts

Books

Food Items & Other

Toys

Leather shoes

Leather Bags

Clothing

Kids clothing

Stationery

Home Décor

Furniture

Rugs

Crystals

Beads

Jewellery

Hammocks

Pottery

Bath Salts/Essential Oils/Hand Creams/Room Sprays/Body Butter

Cheese

Cheese Tasting

Art Pieces

Paintings

Bone White Clay Ceramics

Craft Beer