Lillilesleaf Farm is considered one of the top visitor attractions in Johannesburg, filled with fascinating facts about its history as a secret headquarters of African National Congress activists. Located in northern Johannesburg, the events that took place on the farm led to the famous Riviona Trial and the life imprisonment of a number of political figures, including Nelson Mandela.
With fast and convenient access to the attractions of the city such as Lilliesleaf Farm and Johannesburg Zoo, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandport Johannesburg is the perfect base for any visitor hoping to take in the best bits of South Africa's biggest city.
Discover the history of Lilliesleaf Farm
The innocuous looking Lilliesleaf Farm was bought by the banned Communist Party of South Africa, who used the site as a secret place to plan the group's campaigns against the apartheid regime. Led by Mandela, the farm was a safe house for a number of political fugitives, before 19 members were captured in a security police raid in 1963.
Today, the property is a site of historical importance, having been accurately restored and opened to the public as a museum and conference centre. A Resource Centre and Liberation Centre contain a library and hours of taped footage regarding the struggle for liberation, providing an inspirational historical account to visitors interested in South Africa's past.
Explore Lilliesleaf Farm from the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg
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