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Liliesleaf Farm & Museum

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An historical gem tucked away in the leafy suburb of Rivonia, Johannesburg

Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Rivonia, Johannesburg is Liliesleaf. Once the nerve centre of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
The spark of the revolution

It’s a well organised museum where you can learn more about the beginning of the end of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 George Avenue, Rivonia, Sandton 2191, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Rivonia, Johannesburg is Liliesleaf. Once the nerve centre of the liberation movement and a place of refuge for its leaders. The museum has been beautifully curated and it worth a visit prior to, or in addition to, a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lesedi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a well organised museum where you can learn more about the beginning of the end of the apartheid as in this place happened a crucial event that spread awareness globally

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is very well set out with an extraordinary amount of information on the role of the Liliesleaf farm, the ANC and the Riviona trial accused, and the history of Umkhonto we sizwe (MK). Although the quality of museums in Johannesburg is generally quite...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GlennM2175
Reviewed 12 December 2018

As a museum, it is well done for people who don't know the history and certainly worth a visit. But for people who want to see how it was when Nelson Mandela lived there and was arrested there. It has been changed beyond recognition. I...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lorraine J
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Wonderful journey which everyone needs to see. Easy access and surprising elements, go throughto the end.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ChristelleC
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Well worth a visit if you are interested in ANC, but also paints a picture of South Africa during the days of apartheid. The farm has been restored and building are used as exhibition space. For a Swede, particularly interesting to understand the support from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

I would like to say I knew more of the struggle against Apartheid in South Africa before our visit, but I didn’t know nearly enough. This was very interesting and informative site. The displays and information were well done and really gave us a feel...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marymI2092ZQ
Reviewed 22 October 2018

It is a very interesting place to visit, we spent more than two hours there, but it would have been better to stay three full hours. In the main house and in the other rooms there are a lot of explicative posters, video and audio...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank flafla_06
Reviewed 22 October 2018

The place is neat and tidy, staff is friendly. Exhibitions are on world standard. This place is situated in a quiet farm within the suburbs of Rivonia where the High Command of the Mkonto Wesizwe used to hide and operate from.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

A fascinating and thought provoking exhibition of the impact of and struggle against the evils of apartheid. The farm is

Date of experience: October 2018
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Steve H
15 August 2016|
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Response from ElizabethFlan43 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it's taken a long time to answer - it 's either going to be relevant or not. An hour is not really enough time to absorb yourself in it's complete history. If you just want a quick walk round that's fine, but there... More