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FFrom the rolling hills and scattered villages of Qunu in the Eastern Cape, to reverent reflections in the prison cells of Robben Island, to the sacred sidewalk on Vilakazi Street in Soweto – follow in the footsteps to freedom of South Africa’s most iconic hero – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. 

Nelson Mandela touched the world with his inspirational story and now, in this, his centenary year, you can experience his legacy at 100 destinations across South Africa.

Download the Madiba’s Journey app, walk in the footsteps of greatness and find the Nelson Mandela in you.

 

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The Nelson Mandela Museum

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The Nelson Mandela Museum

Walking in the footsteps of a great man - a remarkable museum dedicated to Madiba

Mandela Day Marathon - Run for Unity

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Mandela Day Marathon - Run for Unity

Run for unity at the Mandela Day Marathon and enjoy the beautiful KZN Midlands scenery.

Pretoria Central Prison - Pretoria Central Prison bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past

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Pretoria Central Prison - Pretoria Central Prison bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past

Pretoria Central Prison is arguably the most infamous prison where Mandela was held before he was transferred to Robben Island.

Footsteps to Freedom

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Footsteps to Freedom

Footsteps to Freedom will take you on a walking tour of all the great struggle sites in Cape Town.

V&A Waterfront

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V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront, Cape Town - Shopping in the shadow of the mountain

Steve Biko Museum, a journey of remembrance and discovery through our struggle history.

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Steve Biko Museum, a journey of remembrance and discovery through our struggle history.

The Steve Biko Centre is located in Ginsberg, King William's Town, Eastern Cape and entrance to the centre is free.

St Mary’s Cathedral - St Mary’s Cathedral: Once a faithful bulwark against the forces of apartheid

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St Mary’s Cathedral - St Mary’s Cathedral: Once a faithful bulwark against the forces of apartheid

St Mary’s Cathedral in Johannesburg is significant in taking a firm stand against apartheid.

Groote Schuur Building - Explore the house where South Africa’s freedom was born

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Groote Schuur Building - Explore the house where South Africa’s freedom was born

The old official residence of the president of South Africa, Groote Schuur, is the very place where the country’s bright, new future first came into being.

House of Dr. A.B. Xuma in Sophiatown - If walls could speak: The fascinating stories inside Dr. A.B. Xuma’s home

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House of Dr. A.B. Xuma in Sophiatown - If walls could speak: The fascinating stories inside Dr. A.B. Xuma’s home

Dr. A.B. Xuma’s house in Sophiatown tells the story of a way of life during apartheid.

Jozi’s historical transport hub - Park Station

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Jozi’s historical transport hub - Park Station

The Johannesburg Park Station is located between the Central Business District and Braamfontein and is the largest railway station in Africa.

Bishopscourt - Bishopscourt is a slice of heaven

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Bishopscourt - Bishopscourt is a slice of heaven

Bishopscourt is a spellbinding residential suburb that boasts a rich history, lush valleys, oak-lined trees and pristine homes.

The Market Theatre in Newtown - Rhythm and blues at The Market Theatre

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The Market Theatre in Newtown - Rhythm and blues at The Market Theatre

The Market Theatre has played and continues to play a pivotal role in South Africa’s story. .

Challenge yourself with the Midlands Ultra Marathon (1)

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Challenge yourself with the Midlands Ultra Marathon (1)

Challenge yourself with the Midlands Ultra Marathon

UNISA, a university with a storied past

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UNISA, a university with a storied past

UNISA is one of the biggest and oldest universities in South Africa with over 300,000 students and 4,000 teaching staff.

Ohlange Institute - Walk a heritage trail like no other to Ohlange Institute

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Ohlange Institute - Walk a heritage trail like no other to Ohlange Institute

Visit Ohlange Institute in the Inanda region of KwaZulu-Natal and tap into critical South African history where Nelson Mandela cast his first vote.

FNB stadium - Step into the “calabash” one of Africa’s biggest stadiums.

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FNB stadium - Step into the “calabash” one of Africa’s biggest stadiums.

The FNB stadium continues to be the preferred platform of choice for the Soweto derby involving Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

Nelson Mandela Centre for Reconciliation - Retreat into Madiba’s home and experience his legacy. (1)

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Nelson Mandela Centre for Reconciliation - Retreat into Madiba’s home and experience his legacy. (1)

Retreat into Madiba’s home at the Nelson Mandela Centre for Reconciliation and walk in the footsteps of greatness.

Kholvad House, landmark of the South African liberation struggle

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Kholvad House, landmark of the South African liberation struggle

Flat 13 Kholvad House remains one of Johannesburg’s most treasured heritage gems.

Take a journey into the centre of Africa’s rich heritage at the Regina Mundi Church (1)

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Take a journey into the centre of Africa’s rich heritage at the Regina Mundi Church (1)

Regina Mundi Church a struggle landmark and a tourist attraction that continues to serve the community.

Mandela House Museum - Small and modest yet so powerful and strong - Mandela House Museum

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Mandela House Museum - Small and modest yet so powerful and strong - Mandela House Museum

The Mandela House in Vilakazi Street, Soweto is now a small but interesting museum which you can go to in order to learn about his life.

Soweto Bicycle Tours

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Soweto Bicycle Tours

Experience vibrant Soweto with a bicycle tour through the neighborhood.

Naval Hill - Relish in Naval Hill’s beauty

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Naval Hill - Relish in Naval Hill’s beauty

Visit Naval Hill in Bloemfontein and enjoy the views and rich history.

Mandela Statue in Hammanskraal - Madiba stands tall in Hammanskraal

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Mandela Statue in Hammanskraal - Madiba stands tall in Hammanskraal

Take a trip through Madibaville and experience the Madiba fever for yourself.

Nelson Mandela Youth & Heritage Centre - Reliving the early years of Nelson Mandela’s life

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