COVID-19 | Update

The Nelson Mandela Capture Site has re-opended under reduced operating hours and capacity under COVID 19  LEVEL 3 restrictions. 

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

The circular route encourages physical distancing between visitors and staff. 

To reduce the spread of viruses, please use the cashless payments offered where possible.

Credit Card

Tap credit card

Online booking


For the safety our our visitors and staff we are encouraging CASHLESS payments as mush as possible. 


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

Monday - Sunday 08:30 - 16:45 

(Last ticket into the Museum at 16:15)

(Last ticket to the Sculpture at 16:45)

Allow at least one to two hours to visit the site. 

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

Ticket prices for Visitor Centre and Sculpture.

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

Children under 12            Free

Young Adults 12 - 18        R30 

Adults 18 - 60                  R100 

Adults 60 and over           R60 

Students                          R60 

Scholars and Teachers     R30 

Guided Tours                   R10 per person 


Discounts are offered for large groups - please contact the ticket office for prices. 

Family Rate (5 people and more) from R180

Group Rate (5 or more adults) from R420

Group Rate (8 or more adults) from R640


Wednesday           Pensioner half price  R30

Thursday               Youth Day (18 - 35 years)  R60 

School Group Rate

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

*Schools are eligible for discounts. Read More

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

Monday - Sunday  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.