News: Launch of Freedom Route

2008-09-30

 - TOURISM KwaZulu Natal (TKZN) has announced the launch of the Freedom Route in the province.

The new programme was initiated by various stakeholders in the tourism industry to promote the freedom-related struggles of icons such as Mahatma Gandhi, John Langalibalele Dube, Alan Paton, Albert Luthuli, and Nelson Mandela.

The tourism authority states: “The Freedom Route will take tourists on a journey into the history of ‘Our Heroes’, who have helped shape South Africa into a Rainbow Nation.”

Other freedom-related sites in and around Durban and Pietermaritzburg have also been included to allow tourists to package their own special tours according to their field of interest.

Durban sites to visit include the Kwa Muhle Museum; Cato Manor and other townships; the Inanda Heritage Route that includes Mahatma Gandhi`s Phoenix Settlement and Dr John Dube`s Ohlange Institute and the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Museum in Groutville.

Pietermaritzburg sites to visit include the Pietermaritzburg Train Station, Project Gateway, Edendale and Imbali routes, the Gandhi Statue, the Alan Paton Centre, Sobantu Township and the Nelson Mandela Capture Site near Howick.

Courtesy of: TravelHub

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