Contact Info

Tel: +27 (0) 47 501 9500

Fax: +27 (0) 47 532 3345




BY AIR: The main regional airport is East London Airport that is accessible from most major airports. Mthatha is a three-hour drive from East London.

BY ROAD: The Nelson Mandela Museum is located on the N2 and is a natural stopover between major centres. It incorporates the Sunshine Route to Durban and the magnificent Wild Coast Route. It is the gateway to the Wild Coast. From Johannesburg, it incorporates the Battlefields route, the Karoo heartland and the Wild Coast route.


Bhunga Building, Nelson Mandela Dr & Owen Street, Mthatha, Eastern Cape, 5100



Guided Tours

The Nelson Mandela Museum situated in Bhunga Building, Mthatha houses a significant collection that comprises of the gifts received by Nelson R Mandela.

The museum boasts tours ranging from group tours as well as individual tours. Our tour options are customised to accommodate every individual that sets foot inside the iconic Bhunga Building. There are two notable exhibitions supplemented by the collection of gifts, the Meaning of Mandela as well as the Mandela and Luthuli In Conversation Exhibition.

The Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage Centre in Qunu is closed for renovation however village tours are still offered. Mqhekezweni Great Place, another prime destination associated to Nelson Mandela’s long walk to freedom, offers tours at a fee of R60 p/p.

Optionally: if the tourist wants to interact with the locals, the museum can make an arrangement however those must be booked in advance.

To book a tour of the museum, Ms Mvitshane, the museum’s Tours Coordinator is available on (047) 501 9515 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





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Monday – Friday from 09h00 – 16h00

Except for Good Friday and workers day on 1st  May.

Saturday: 09h00- 15h00

Sunday :  09h00- 13h00

Guided tours can only be made per arrangement or per booking.

For any other time not mentioned above, please arrange in advance to gain access.


Nelson Mandela Museum Newly Appointed Service Providers

Bid Number: NMM 2019-02

Description: Cleaning Services  

Amount: R2 500 000

Appointed Bidder:  Madjitia Cleaning Services 

Appointed Date: 06 June 2019


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