Bring: Optional picnic lunch and water/drinks. There is a new coffee shop at Freedom Park.
Booking is essential: Phone Anita Arnott 011 795 4056
We will visit the new museum at Freedom Park called //hapo. Starting with the story of creation, //hapo unravels the complex tale of Africa over seven epochs namely 1. Earth 2. Ancestors 3. Peopling 4. Resistance & colonisation 5. Industrialisation & urbanisation 6. Nationalisms & struggle 7. National building & continent building.
Freedom Park (www.freedompark.co.za) is situated on a hill overlooking Fountains Circle in Pretoria. It is a newly established park built to honour the people who have given their lives for the freedom of South Africa. After visiting the museum, there are optional visits to S’khumbuto, Isivivane and the Wall of Names. Golf carts are available if required.
We will secure the services of an experienced guide, probably Badresh Kara. After the tour people may have lunch at the coffee shop or picnic on the lawns under fever trees at the Uitspanplek. There are a limited number of tables and benches here, and toilet facilities. Those who would like to carry on to the Voortrekker Monument after lunch can do so by taking a new link road from Freedom Park that goes under the highway direct to the Monument.
Directions: Take the Ben Schoeman highway to Pretoria, ignoring The Fountains turn-off. Enter Pretoria on Potgieter Street and not long after turn right at the Shell Garage and proceed along Skietpoort Avenue, turning right into Koch Street to the entrance gate. Here you will pay your own entrance fees. The whole group will assemble near the ticketing office before driving to the highest elevation.