COVID-19 | Update

The Nelson Mandela Capture Site will be re-opening in phases under Level 3 COVID 19 restrictions. 

Access to the sculpture will be allowed and ticketed. (HALF PRICE)

We will only open the Visitor Centre and Cafe' when it is safer to do so. 

Guests who would like to visit the site please follow the instructions below. 

The circular route encourages physical distancing between visitors. 


Follow the circular route

  • from the car park,

  • to Ticketing at the Visitor Centre,

  • along the Long Walk to Freedom, 

  • down to the Sculpture,

  • to then return to the car park along a grass walkway. 

Please follow the prescribed precautions;

Keep to your group and a safe distance from the group ahead of you. 

Our staff will limit the number of people to avoid close personal contact.

Sanitise your hands when handling cash / credit card machines. 

There are hand sanitisers at the ticket office. 

All visitors are encouraged to use the washrooms to sanitise their hands. 

There will be no guided tours. Visitors will have to self-guide.

Follow the prescribed hygiene protocols. 

Respect your fellow visitor and The Capture Site staff. 


Nelson Mandela Capture Site Visitor Centre and Sculpture

Tuesday - Sunday 08:30 - 17:00 (Last entry at 16:30)

Monday 08:30 - 16:00 (Last entry at 15:30)

Allow one to two hours to visit the site. 

(Closed - 25th & 26th December, 1st January)

Ticket prices for Visitor Centre and Sculpture

Children under 12            Free

Young Adults 12 - 18        R30

Adults 18 - 60                  R100

Adults 60 and over           R60

Students                          R60

Scholars and Teachers     R40

Guided Tours                   R10 per person

*School Tours and Guided Tours over 15 people to book in advance.

*Schools are eligible for discounts. Read More

Payments can be made by online using credit card and Zapper or at the ticket office. 

Membership Cards (Unlimited entry for one year)

Single Membership(1 person)                          R250

Joint Membership (1 person and a guest)        R400

Family Membership(Family up to 5 people)      R650 

Tour Groups

Please book in advance for groups over 15 people. 


Light lunches and coffee

Daily  09:00 - 16:00

Please book in advance for large groups.

Buffet lunches available on request.



Take the N3 highway to Durban / Johannesburg.

Outside of Howick, take the Tweedie turnoff to Lions River. Turn right onto the R103.

The NMCS is 5 minutes from the N3 turnoff and is well signposted.

Photography at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site is strictly for personal use only.

Prior permission is required for commercial use. All of the images on this site are

protected by international copyright laws and may not be used without permission.

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Enquiries +27 72 351 0967 (08:30 - 16:30)

R103 Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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