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Bhunga Building Front View

Recent announcement by the President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa to ease restrictions on International travel during Level 1 has raised hopes to the tourism and hospitality industry which has seen a total decline of International and National tourists visiting South African Museums, parks, leisure and business.

The announcement of a total shutdown in mid- March which led to a closure of all South African borders including national and international flights had a negative effect in the tourism and hospitality sector. Nelson Mandela Museum was also affected by this closure and that forced the management to come with alternative ways of triggering interest to international and national tour operators. The museum used its social media platforms and the website by posting virtual exhibitions and tours to keep tourists abreast on what to see after lockdown.

We therefore welcome government endorsement to open Nelson Mandela Museum doors to local, provincial, national and international tourists. Government regulations and measures put in place on international travellers when arriving in the country will help prevent spread of COVID-19. As a museum we have put in place measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 to all our local, provincial and national tourists who will be coming into our premises.

We are therefore proud to announce that Nelson Mandela Museum Bhunga building site in Mthatha will be officially opened to the public as from the 05th of October 2020.

Museum entrances will be opened between 09h00 until 14h00 from Monday to Friday. On Saturday, the museum will be opened between 09h00 and 13h00.

Museum premises will be closed on Sunday except there is an advanced booking. The museum further encourages those who would want to embark on a village tour to make bookings in advance.

For more information and interviews call Nelson Mandela Museum Senior Manager Public Engagement and Marketing Ms Nontlahla Tandwa @ 047-501 9500/072 791 3493 email