NELSON MANDELA MUSEUM
NATURE & WILDLIFE
The archway at Hole in the Wall was created by a combination of the persistent pounding waves and river many years ago.
There is a little holiday village of the same name overlooking this rocky phenomenon located at the mouth of the Mpako River in Coffee Bay.
Xhosa legend holds that this is the gateway to the world of their ancestors and they refer to it as “esiKhaleni”, which means “place of thunder” or “place of sound”.
The museum covers three separate locations – Bhunga, a building in Mthatha which tells the story of Madiba’s life in the leader’s own words from his book, “The Long Walk to Freedom”, the open-air museum called Mvezo, where he was born, and the Nelson Mandela Heritage and Youth Centre in the village of Qunu, where he spent his childhood.