The Long March to Freedom, a monumental procession of 100 life size bronze statues and the largest exhibition of its kind anywhere in the world, is open to the public at Century City, Cape Town.
The individual bronze artworks depict South African and international icons, some famous and others unknown, and tell the story of South Africa’s 350 year struggle for freedom and democracy.
Historic Figures Reflecting the Country’s Diverse History and Cultures
The Long March to Freedom is a one of a kind concept. A tour through the procession is an immersive and moving experience as visitors connect with the lives of the persons so vividly created in bronze. From the Khoi leaders of the 1600’s, Doman and Autshumato, Louis van Mauritious and the Stuurman Brothers; to proud Xhosa and Zulu Kings, Maqoma, Shaka and Dingaan; to the men and women who led the struggle through the dark apartheid years, Helen Suzman, Oliver Tambo, Albert Luthuli, and to international leaders such as Heile Selassi and Martin Luther King Jnr, the procession is a sweeping narrative statement of South African pride in the country’s diverse history and cultures.
The bronze artworks themselves are created by an all South African team of artists and trainees, foundries, historians and other experts. The quality and visual appeal of these statues and the minute attention to detail
are as absorbing as the inspiring stories of the individuals.
South African Heritage Attraction
Over the past 9 years, since the project’s inception, the Long March to Freedom has enriched the lives of many 1000’s of people, from those who worked or were trained on the project, to the school children who have never before had the opportunity to fully experience their own history and heritage, and the domestic and foreign tourists who laud the Long March to Freedom as one of South Africa’s most exciting heritage attractions.
The Long March to Freedom is developed, owned and operated by the National Heritage Project Non Profit Company.
- The move to Century City is part of the owners commitment to exposing as many South Africans as possible to this unique experience.
It is hoped that the stay in the Western Cape will be a prolonged one and that tourists and locals alike will flock to meet the 100 Heroes and Heroines of the Long March to Freedom.
‘Come honour them All’
WHERE: Century City, Century Boulevard, opposite Canal Walk Entrance 4, (adjacent to Fives Futbol), Century City, Cape Town 7441
Mon – Sat 10:00 to 18:00 (Last admissions 17:00)
Sun & Public Holidays: 10:00 to 16:00 (Last admissions 15:00)
TICKETS: available at Computicket or at the ticket office
Adults: R75 Children (under 16): R50 (Children under 5:Free) Pensioners: R50Family Group: R210 (2 adults, 2 children)
PARKING: R10 per vehicle, payable at the ticket office. Friends of LMTF receive free parking for one vehicle
PHOTO: Aaron Ludski
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