Contact Us

Nelson Mandela Museum

Bhunga Building, Corner Nelson Mandela Drive & Owen Street, Mthatha, Eastern Cape, 5100

Switchboard: +27 (0)47 501 9500

Office hours

Monday – Friday from 08h00 – 16h30

Operating Times

Lockdown Level 3: The museum is currently open. Please make a booking in advance for a museum tour or a village tour by calling us on +27 (0)47 501 9500.

Monday – Friday from 09h00 – 16h00

Saturday: 09h00- 13h00 |

On Sundays and Public Holidays the museum only accepts pre-booked tours.

Qunu Youth and Heritage Centre

The Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage Center in Qunu remains closed as it is still undergoing renovations.

By Air

The main regional airport is East London Airport is accessible from most major airports. Mthatha is a three-hour drive from East London. There is also the Mthatha Airport which connects with OR Tambo International Airport daily with between two and three flights.

By Road

The Nelson Mandela Museum is located on the N2 and is a natural stopover between major centres. It incorporates the Sunshine Route to Durban and the magnificent Wild Coast Route. It is the gateway to the Wild Coast. From Johannesburg, it incorporates the Battlefields route, the Karoo heartland and the Wild Coast route.