For many years, the spot at which Nelson Mandela was captured in 1962 was marked by nothing more than an easy-to-miss plaque on the side of the road. However, this historic piece of land has now finally been given more befitting treatment, and plays host to the iconic Mandela monument, the centrepiece of the newly established Capture Site facility.
In true Midlands style, it’s a little bit of everything – there’s a fascinating apartheid museum, a coffee shop (a Midlands must-have it seems) and of course the monument, which transforms from what looks like a random assortment of metal spears rising from the ground into a striking likeness of Madiba as you approach it. It’s quite difficult to find the perfect vantage point from which to view the sculpture, but once you get it all lined up, expect to be transfixed. Visit at sunset for a truly spectacular experience.