August 2020

When we closed our doors on the 27 March 2020, we never expected that it would be five months before we would be welcoming visitors back to The Capture Site.

We know that we are not alone when we say that the coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect on the lives of our staff and of their families and so it was with huge excitement that we opened our doors again on the 15 August 2020.

Thank you to everyone who has come out to visit us. We have been overwhelmed by your support and for the first time in a long time have allowed ourselves to feel optimistic about the future.

We know that South Africa has a long journey ahead and many businesses have a tough road to travel, but we truly believe that we can get through what is coming as long as we stand united.

Let’s continue to support South African businesses, to invest in one another and to remain hopeful.

The future is in our hands.

May 2020

The Nelson Mandela Capture Site will continue to be closed under the direction of the South African government's plans to reduce the spread of COVID-19.


At this time we are not able to provide a re-opening date. 

We have developed an online virtual tour for those who would like to experience the Capture Site digitally. View the virtual tour. 

Please follow information on this website, our social media platforms or through our mailing list for any updates. 

For any enquiries or if you require more information, please contact us as below:

25 March 2020 - Letter from the Director, Mr Chris Till

The Nelson Mandela Capture Site is closed for the period of the 21 day national lockdown. 


We would like to wish all South Africans a safe period of isolation and urge all citizens to follow the measures implemented by the government. 


The Apartheid Museum, which operates the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, is a non-profit Public Benefit Organisation and is dependent on entrance fees to sustain and protect jobs in our local community. We understand that the closure of the Nelson Mandela Capture Site will have detrimental effects on our ability to do so as it will for many other businesses in our country. 


We would like to encourage all South Africans to #supportlocal businesses and your donations will be essential to our survival during this difficult time. If you would like to make a donation please contact us using the information below.


We understand that South Africa is #strongertogether and believe it is important to play our part in order to #flattenthecurve. 


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