Celebrate Freedom Day the South African Way
23 years ago on the 27th April, South Africans from all races and backgrounds had the opportunity to cast their votes in the first democratic election of our country. Freedom Day is a day that celebrates our democracy, our human rights, and of course, our freedom. There are a number of ways you can celebrate this historic day in your province, by simply going to a festival, experiencing our history and culture at a famous landmark or visiting a museum. Below we have covered just a few ideas.
Freedom Day in the Western Cape
Whether you would like to celebrate with a party, or take an educational excursion, the Western Cape has something for everyone. ‘Taste the culture’ is a lifestyle festival taking place in Khayelitsha at Rands and promises to be a great party. You can expect to see performers like Phira, Auw Gawd, Mshayi and many more.
Robben Island is surely one of the most iconic places to visit this Freedom Day as this is where it all began. Take the family across on the ferry and learn more about important past events and how South Africa came to be where it is today.
Kwa-Zulu Natal Freedom Day activities
Celebrate Freedom day with a drive into the KZN midlands and visit the famous Nelson Mandela Capture Site. With a museum, shop, restaurant, swimming pool and of course the famous world class sculpture of Nelson Mandela.
What could be a better way to celebrate Freedom Day than to get outdoors, to go on a game drive, experience the Zulu culture and enjoy a meal at the Boma Restaurant at Phezulu Safari Park? Located just 35 minutes outside of Durban, Phezulu Safari Park offers a variety of activities for the whole family that will make you feel proudly South African this Freedom Day.
What to do on Freedom Day in Gauteng
Constitution Hill was opened in 1892 and since then has become a leading landmark in South Africa’s history and constitution. Established as a high-security prison, the fort and prison has seen the incarceration of some of South Africa’s most important people, as well as everyday men and women, Boer War prisoners and even children. Today South Africa’s Constitutional Court is here, and you can visit the museum, walk through the prison and fort, and enjoy a meal at the restaurant.
The Maboneng Precinct is an area of Joburg which was previously a run down, no-go area. However over the last few years the Maboneng precinct has been transformed into one of the most fun and colourful parts of the city. You can spend the day wandering around the collection of art galleries and shops, before unwinding at one of the many unique restaurants and cafes.