OR Tambo Garden of Remembrance


The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) handed over the Virtual Library at the OR Tambo Garden of Remembrance in his birthplace of Kantolo Village near Mbizana town in the Eastern Cape province to the Nelson Mandela Museum to manage. The Virtual Library will be opened officially on the 27th of October and will form part of the Tambo Month Celebrations.

The Garden of Remembrance (GoR) provides an opportunity for the collection of Tambo stories about the struggle for liberation in South Africa and the continent. It also allows for expansion on the impact of the liberation struggle, the continuity of actions, exchange of ideas and sets the context for the critical reflection on the road traversed, the on-going dialogue and engagement across the country of the liberation struggle. It will also link with existing freedom trails.

The Garden of Remembrance has since created its social media platform (Facebook) to participate and interact with those who are interested in the life and times of OR Tambo. The social media platform forms part of the marketing tool to promote this site and its offerings to the public local and international. The schools around Nkantolo and surrounding rural villages and the community visit this museum

Monday 9 am–4 pm Tuesday 9 am–4 pm Wednesday 9 am–4 pm Thursday 9 am–4 pm Friday 9 am–4 pm Saturday 9 am–1 pm Sunday Closed

Adults: free
Children & Students free
Donations Accepted

Corner Nelson Mandela Drive & Owen Street, Bhunga Building, Mthatha, 5009
047 501 9500