THE MANDELA WAY

A journey that traces the footsteps of a remarkable man through Tshwane.

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The Struggle And Freedom Route

The Struggle And Freedom Route

This route commemorates and recaptures South Africa’s road to independence.  It traces back the footsteps of Nelson Mandela from his inauguration at the Union Buildings, his historic Rivonia trail at the Palace of Justice on Church Square to his sentencing handed down in the Old Synagogue.

Freedom Park

Commemoration at Freedom Park

Freedom Park is a heritage site which provides a broad new perspective of South Africa’s history and is a symbol of acknowledgement of the heroes and heroines of the struggle for humanity and freedom. This 35-hectare site comprises a museum and Garden of Remembrance, as well as Hapo which unfolds SA’s history, dating back 3.6 billion years.

Union Buildings

Our Union Buildings
The Union Buildings is the official seat of the South African government as well as the site of President Mandela’s inauguration in 1994. The spectacular gardens over which the buildings preside are an extensive park that is open to the public.
Cullinan Diamond Mine

Our rich mining history
The Cullinan Diamond Mine is the only diamond mine still in operation today in South Africa, and it produces nearly a quarter of the world’s largest gem diamonds. It was here that the world’s biggest diamond, the 3 106-carat Cullinan Diamond was found in 1905. Over the years more that 120 million carats have been mined here.