In 1990 Nelson Mandela said: “the day should not be far off, when we have shall have a people’s shrine, a Freedom Park, where we shall honour with all dignity they deserve, those who endured pain so we should experience the joy of freedom.”
That day has arrived and, driven by the necessity for the diverse people of South Africa and the world to understand and appreciate the country’s struggle for liberation. Freedom Park was born as a national and international icon of humanity and freedom.
Freedom Park is located on a 52-hectare site on Salvokop in Pretoria, a vantage point that offers visitors a spectacular panorama of our capital city and beyond. Visitors are guaranteed to stand in awe at the sharply contrasting view, offering the opposites of our world – the hustle and industry of the city centre on the north and the tranquillity and lush vegetation to the south.
The last element to be completed is /hapo. This is the phase which will draw all the elements in the 52-hectare site together to present as a whole. /hapo tells the story dating back 3.6 billion years, focussing specifically on Southern Africa, but also touching on the rest of the continent. Our rich and colourful history unfolds in seven epochs or eras, from creation to the issues of reconciliation and nation building that we face today.
A first of its kind internationally Freedom Park offers its visitors a unique and exceptional opportunity to experience and appreciate our history, to walk where our ancestors have walked and to learn from our shared heritage as brothers and sisters of the diverse nation of South Africa.
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