Freedom Struggle Heroes

Cape Town

Portraits of Nelson Mandela, Steve Biko, Cissie Gool and Imam Haron are painted on the side of a building as if their faces were carved into the side of Table Mountain.

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Nearby Cape Town attractions

1. Land & Liberty

0.04 MILES

Prolific street artist Faith47 ( created this eight-storey-tall mother with a baby strapped to her back pointing up towards Lion’s…

2. William Fehr Collection

0.18 MILES

Housed within the former Governor's Quarters at the Castle of Good Hope is the bulk of the William Fehr Collection, including some fabulous bits of Cape…

3. Secunde's House

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Inside the Castle of Good Hope, the Secunde's House was built in 1695 and housed the second in command at the Cape.

4. Castle of Good Hope


Built by the Dutch between 1666 and 1679 to defend Cape Town, this stone-walled pentagonal castle remains the headquarters for the Western Cape military…

5. Castle Military Museum

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This interesting museum occupies the castle’s original bayside entrance. Inside you can see examples and vivid paintings of different military uniforms…

6. Homecoming Centre

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This centre houses an annexe of the District Six Museum which is usually open for temporary exhibitions and events. Currently there's a wonderful…

7. Castle Entrance Gate

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The main entrance to the Castle of Good Hope, crowned by a bell tower, replaced the original sea-facing entrance to the fortress.

8. A4 Arts Foundation

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Fascinating multimedia exhibitions are staged at this non-profit centre supporting the arts in South Africa. Both local and international contemporary…