Freedom Park

Freedom Park information

Location
Pretoria , South Africa
Address
cnr Koch St & 7th Ave
Salvokop
Telephone
+27 800 470 740
Telephone 2
+27 12 336 4000
More information
www.freedompark.co.za
info@freedompark.co.za
Prices
adult/child R45/25
Opening hours
8am-4.30pm, tours 9am, noon & 3pm
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One of the most exciting undertakings in Gauteng is Freedom Park. The site chosen for this massive project, on a kopje facing the Voortrekker Monument, provoked an outcry from those who saw this as politically motivated, but this is hardly a self-important ode to nationalism. Rather, it’s a sombre memorial to those people, local and international, who have sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom. At the time of writing you could only visit Hlapho, where the names of heroes have been inscribed, and the peaceful Isivivane Garden of Remembrance. It was scheduled to be completed sometime in 2009.

Visitor numbers to the park are strictly controlled, so calling beforehand is essential as you will not gain access if you merely turn up.