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Address: 7 George Avenue, Rivonia, South Africa
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Part of contemporary history

Good presentation of anti-apartheid efforts by blacks and whites. A must-see tribute to those who fought apartheid and the sacrifices they made.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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HarrisonNY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good presentation of anti-apartheid efforts by blacks and whites. A must-see tribute to those who fought apartheid and the sacrifices they made.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I find many museums hard work, but Lilliesleaf is very modern and interactive and gives you an ultimate feel-good feeling. One of the best museums I've ever been to. It's a must for anyone visiting Johannesburg.

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Thank ValJonas
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well put together exhibition of a very important place in the history of SA. Great restaurant as well and a must see for local and foreign tourists.

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Thank Bergs401
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

A must see part of the Apartheid story In the suburbs of Johannesburg Rivonia/Liliesleaf farm was purchased on the sly as a hideout and place for the leaders of the struggle against apartheid to plan etc The famous 12 were put on trial after the raid on the farm by police and the whole story is excellently told through the... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Liliesleaf is a modern, multi-media type museum which makes you understand the story behind the ANC efforts to fight for democracy in South Africa and which lead to the arrests and condemnation of its activits, like Nelson Mandela. You can spend an interesting two hours here.

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Thank 72Chris
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We were slightly confused by the gps leading us to a gated estate, we forged ahead and asked the security guard who informed us that the place is inside the estate. Lilies farm is not really a farm, it was just called that. It was a secret hide out for civil rights leaders and it was the place where Nelson... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Took an American friend to give her quick insight into SA resistance history from 1960 to 1994. Spent over three hours in what is actually quite a small space because of the wealth and depth of info presented in film and sound clips as well as reconstruction of the historic house. And the cafe serves really good light meals -... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This museum and farm has so much history. Until you visit this place it's hard to realize what really happened in South Africa Could have spent more time here and explored Highly recommend this site to anyone who appreciates history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Fascinating few hours. Superb attention to detail. Loved the attention the both major and minor players. Made it feel very real. Comprehensive enough to go through on your own without a guide. Would hesitate to bring young children here unless they can read and really concentrate

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

A gem of a museum. Many museums could learn from the presentation. Spent 3 hours there including lunch in the café. Learned much about the early history.

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