General Information

Contact Details

Tel: +27 (0) 47 532 5110
Fax: +27 (0) 47 532 3345


Opening Hours

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday:
09h00 to 16h00
Saturdays and Public Holidays (except Workers Day
and Good Friday):
09h00 to 12h30.

All other times by arrangement in advance PER EMAIL OR FAX TO
+27 (0) 47 532 3345


Physical Address:
Nelson Mandela National Museum, Bunga Building, Nelson Mandela Dr & Owen Street, Mthatha, Eastern Cape Province, 5100

Postal Address:
Nelson Mandela Museum,
PO Box 52808, Mthatha,
5099, South Africa

Museum Gift Shop

Books, postcards, t-shirts and caps can be bought from the curio shop during open hours.

Gift shop currently under construction

How to get there

The Museum is situated halfway between Durban and Port Elizabeth. It can be accessed by road from Cape Town, East London and Durban.

There are flights from Johannesburg twice a day. The main regional airport is in East London and is accessible from most major South African cities.

The Museum serves as a gateway to the wild coast, where you can visit pristine beaches such as Port St Johns and Coffee Bay, and boasts spectacular scenic spots unique to South Africa.