Mandela Capture Point

We took a detour on our route from Durban to Pretoria in order to visit the Mandela Capture Point Monument Sculpture.  The monument was erected where Nelson Mandela was arrested after being on the run for 17 months. He was subsequently sentenced to prison for 27 years.

The monument is located in the city of Howick, and the site has a museum and small restaurant.

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To reach the sculpture you walk down a long pathway. The pathway towards the monument is supposed to represent the 27 years Mandela spent in prison and his “long walk to freedom.”

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When you arrive at the end of the pathway there is a marker that shows where you are supposed to stand in order for the sculpture to depict the face of Nelson Mandela.  IMG_1969[1] IMG_1973[1]

But as you can see from the picture below, when you move away the face disappears.

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Below is a (shaky) video of what it looks like to walk through the sculpture to hopefully give you a better sense of what it was like visiting the monument.

We highly recommend stopping by for a visit if you are in the area!

Love from South Africa! xoxoxoxo

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