Galleries and Museum
Lilliesleaf Farm is an insightful and interactive museum experience. It was at Liliesleaf farm that the most prominent leaders of South Africa’s struggle against Apartheid sought shelter, attended meetings and debated political and military strategy. Some of these included Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Bram Fischer, Joe Slovo, Ruth First, Raymond Mhaba, Rusty Bernstein, Bob Hepple, Harold Wolpe, and Denis Goldberg. Many of these individuals were discovered in the police’s raid on Liliesleaf farm, and tried in the subsequent Rivonia Treason Trial. They were to later spend over 25 years in prison.
"Liliesleaf was an old house that needed work and no one lived there. I moved in under the pretext that I was a houseboy or caretaker that would live there until my master took possession. I had taken the alias David Motsamayi, the name of one of my former clients. At the farm, I wore the simple blue overalls that were the uniform of the black male servant."
Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom.
Voted as one of the BEST new tourism projects in the world at the “British Guild of Travel Writers Annual Awards 2010”.