THE EVENT DESTINATION
Old main rd R103 Lions river (Howick North/Tweedie turn off KZN Midlands
Free Exhibition Mandela's life and capture!
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His long walk to freedom was interrupted for 27 years on the R103, the old main road 5km from Howick, where he was ‘ captured ‘ on his return journey to Johannesburg. This is a moment and place in the history of South Africa, which has enormous significance. The opportunity to mark this in a manner which builds on the legacy of the event, is one recognised by the uMngeni Municipality who have put in place a plan and process to do so. The purchase of the property opposite the actual capture site and the implementation of the design process to develop a multi-purpose heritage site, is a commitment to realise this.
The Apartheid Museum is collaborating on establishing this site and has begun the first phase, opening the Truth cafe and the Truth Store at The Capture Site as well as an exhibition, Mandela – Comrade, Leader ,Prisoner, Negotiator, Statesman. Tours and programmes for schools and visitors interested in the history of our country are offered.
• The Impumulelo Bead Artists are also situated here. Internationally recognised, this highly skilled group of women, have produced commissions for corporate, national and international collections including the Museum of Art and design in new York, the malmo Museum in Sweden, the Johannesburg Art gallery and the Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg. Their outstanding beaded artwork and jewellery is available for sale at the Site. Function and conferencing facilities are being developed, and the site is a spectular venue for events, weddings and other private functions.
• Horizons Gourmet Picnics , an established business of eleven years, has relocated to the Capture Site . Horizons offers the unique picnic experience of dining in the natal Midlands among the trees with a view across the valley to the Inhluzana Mountain.