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.