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Freedom Park

Freedom Park, the newest of Pretoria's popular tourist attractions, stands atop Salvokop Hill, south of the city.

Freedom Park is a monument to humanity, freedom and heritage and provides the country with a step toward accepting and providing closure for the past.

There are numerous symbolic elements that make up the Freedom Park, including an eternal flame and tall metal reeds that encircle the park, reaching toward the sky which light up the silhoette of the Freedom Park at night.

Other elements of Pretoria's Freedom Park include:

  • Wall of Names - a 697 metre long wall which lists the names of those people who died during eight historic conflicts in the history of South Africa. Of the 136 000 spaces available, some 75 000 names have been approved for inscription.
  • Isivivane - a spiritually symbolic area made up of 11 boulders placed in a circle, representing the 9 provinces of South Africa, as well as the national government and the international community. It is said to represent the symbolic burial place of heroes and heroines.
  • Pan African Archives - a collection of research material about the history of South Africa and its struggle for freedom. Included in its material will be documentation as well as digital archives of audio, visual and text resources.
  • Moshate - a presidential and diplomatic hospitality suite which incorporates African architecture and will be used to host special occasions.
  • Gallery of Leaders - an exhibition of local, continental and international leaders who contributed to freedom and humanity.

There are daily tours of the Freedom Park, which has a reasonable entrance fee.