Long March to Freedom 2024

Cape Town's 7+ things to do this week(end)

Mandela Day, coffee course, murder mystery, salsa and more

Last updated: Tuesday, 16 July 2024

Looking for some magic for the middle of the month? This week(end) you can spend your 67 minutes on a free guided tour and learn about Madiba’s legacy. There’s also a coffee brewing class, murder mystery evening, open mic night, and Bastille Festival. Which one are you doing first?


Long March to Freedom, an exhibition with 100 bronze life-size statues of South African struggle heroes, is running free tours this Mandela Day. You can learn little-known stories and facts about his life, as well as trace back his royal ancestry. Tours will start every hour on the hour. Plus, see more things to do this Mandela Day. 

Date: 10am to 3pm
Cost:  Free entry

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