This full day tour takes you to learn about the life of Nelson Mandela as the young man. You will be visiting the Nelson Mandela Museum, the Round hut he shared with his cousin when living in Mqhekezweni, and Bityi railway station.
This full day tour takes you to learn about the life of Nelson Mandela as the young man in the villages of Qunu, Mvezo and Mqhekezweni. We all know the story of this World Icon from Robben Island (Cape Town) to the Union Buildings(Pretoria). This tour will help you understand Nelson Mandela's long Walk to Freedom.
Nelson Mandela Museum
Round hut he shared with his cousin when living in Mqhekezweni Great Place
Bityi railway station
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This full day tour takes you to learn about the life of Nelson Mandela as the young man.
You will be visiting the Nelson Mandela Museum, the Round hut he shared with his cousin when living in Mqhekezweni, and Bityi railway station.
The Nelson Mandela Museum offers visitors an inspiring journey through the life of Nelson Mandela. Known affectionately as 'Madiba', Nelson Mandela is loved and respected world-wide for his tireless energy to bring about a better life for all. Mandela has insisted that the Museum should not be a tribute dedicated to him, but should rather serve as a catalyst and springboard for the upliftment and development of the local community.
The Museum is distributed across three sites: The impressive Bhunga Building in Umtata the spiritual Mvezo - where Mandela was born, and Qunu- the cultural village where he grew up.
At Qunu, the young Rolihlahla(given name at birth) assumed the name Nelson, as was the custom at missionary schools. In his book "Long walk to Freedom".
Madiba states that Qunu is where he spent the happiest moments of his childhood. Qunu is a modest yet vibrant village where a Youth and Heritage centre is being built. Activities planned at the centre include youth programmes and tourism development.
A highlight is the trip to Mqhekezweni, the “Great Place” of the Thembu tribe that made the great man. After his father died when he was nine, Mandela and his mother walked to Mqhekezweni, or “place of learning”, where he was entrusted to the care of Chief Jongintaba, the Thembu regent. Under the regent’s mentorship he received an education and attended university.
“Mqhekezweni is key to understanding Thembu culture and custom, but also offers us a look at some special places in the ‘teenage’ Mandela story,” Ukubona Africa writes on its website.
“For instance, we can still see the hut he shared with the regent’s son, Justice, and we visit the Bityi train station, from where the two planned to flee to Johannesburg to escape their arranged marriages.”
You will be educated on our unique & selfless leader Nelson Mandela on this educational full day tour.
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