Nelson Mandela Foundation

Screen Shot Madibas Journey

The Madiba’s Journey app will enrich your quest as you walk in the footsteps of one of the world’s greatest icons, Nelson Mandela. The app features 27 Madiba-inspired tourist attractions and sites of memory in South Africa, one for each year he spent behind bars as a political prisoner. Users can view the attractions on a map, build their own itineraries and share their journeys on social media.

Read more

Read about how each location helped shape Nelson Mandela’s inspiring journey.


Everything you need to know about operating hours, tours and ticket prices, as well as contact information.

View on map

Find each location on your phone's mapping system. Follow directions to the site. Be inspired.


Immerse yourself in narratives about the poignant moments that have secured these sites their place in South Africa’s history.


Get in touch with the great people at each site for details and bookings.

My itinerary

Get organised – create a customised itinerary before you take your journey through history.


Want a sneak peek of the sights awaiting you before you go? Check out the galleries.


You came, you saw, and now you can share your thoughts, feelings and selfies with the world.

Check in

"Check in" at each site from the app so that you can unlock great rewards.

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