Quick Guide to Madiba's Long Walk To Freedom around Mzansi

2019-07-18 12:00
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Mandela Day is celebrated every year on his birthday - 18 July - but that doesn't mean you have to only walk in his footsteps on this day.

Around South Africa, there are many important sites that commemorated his legacy, many of which can be explored on a day-trip itinerary.

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Check out these easy day-trip quick guides to Madiba's long walk to freedom, set across SA:

Historic heritage in Port Elizabeth

With the Eastern Cape being the birth province of Madiba, it boasts a few interesting cultural and historic places to visit in a day-trip celebrating Madiba’s legacy - starting in the city of Port Elizabeth.

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A day in the Mother City 

Visit some of the Cape's top Madiba sights in one day with some added leisure time, including the most famous of them all - Robben Island.

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A short trek around KZN 

Whether you wish to keep it closer to Durban or are feeling like trekking out - there are attractions for whichever mood you're in. From the iconic spot where Madiba cast his vote for the 1994 elections to the site where he was captured and arrested 56 years ago.

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Following in his footsteps in Joburg 

Start your day off in Orlando West, Soweto, visit his family home and end up at Constitution Hill where our very important courts help make the laws of our country.

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A moment in Pretoria

Pretoria saw the start of Mandela's presidency, but it was also where his struggle against the oppression of apartheid saw its most iconic moments - from the Treason and Rivonia Trials, to his incarceration where he almost saw his end with a death sentence.

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