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Albert Luthuli – Explore his home…


 

 

Things to do in Durban – Why not walk in the footsteps of one of Africa’s greatest leaders? Chief Albert John Mvubi Luthuli

Things to do in Durban – visit Chief Albert Luthuli’s House – a monument to the man that was Africa’s first Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 

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Things to do in Durban: In 1961 for his outstanding efforts to secure political freedom in apartheid South Africa Chief Luthuli received the 1960 Nobel Peace Prize for Peace.  Facing mounting pressure nationally and internationally, the South African government permitted Chief Luthuli to travel to Norway to receive his award.  A year later he was not allowed to travel to United Kingdom when he was appointed honorary rector of the University of Glasgow in 1962. In the same year, his autobiography Let My People Go was published.  Recognition of Chief Luthuli’s stature as an international icon in the cause of human dignity attracted many luminaries to his home, among who was United States Senator Robert Kennedy who paid him an unofficial visit in 1966.

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Chief Luthuli led the ANC until 21 July 1967 when while out on a walk near his home he was reportedly struck by a train and killed. At the time of his death he was still under a restriction order. His life, work and philosophy remain an enduring legacy to South Africa and the world.

Things to do in Durban - Albert Luthuli House Museum

There is so much to see – and when thinking of things to do in Durban, this one is top of our list!

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The Luthuli Museum was officially opened on 21 August, 2004.
It includes the original 1927 home of Chief Albert Luthuli that is situated on 3233 Nokukhanya Luthuli Street, Groutville, KwaDukuza. Today the home is a national monument. Set in lovely landscaped gardens, the grounds provide the ideal setting in which to absorb the history and achievements of a man who became the first African to receive the Nobel Prize for Peace.
He was a leader ahead of his time whose commitment to non-violence, non-racialism, democracy and human rights has left an enduring legacy.
On the site in Nokukhanya Luthuli Street is the modern Interpretative Centre that houses temporary exhibitions, where visitors gather to mark openings, school children and learners participate in workshops or perhaps members of the public view our offerings.
From tourists to learners, the Luthuli Museum staff are ready to welcome all visitors to the legacy of Chief Albert Luthuli. Admission is free.

For more info visit the museum website: Luthuli Museum

Directions

3233 Nokukhanya Luthuli St
Groutville, KwaDukuza, 4450
tel: (032) 559-6822   fax: (032) 559-6806

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TO THE LUTHULI MUSEUM

Travelling north on N2 from Durban

Immediately after exiting the Mvoti Toll Plaza take exit 226/Groutville off ramp

At stop sign, turn left and travel along road for about 6 kms

At the T-Junction, turn right onto R102

Travel about two kilometres and take the first exit left into Nokukhanya Luthuli Street

The Luthuli Museum is situated about 100 m up the road on the left hand side

Travelling south on N2 from Richards Bay/Stanger

On the N2 exit via the Groutville/ exit 226 turn off

At the stop street turn right over the freeway

Travel about 6kms

At T-Junction turn right onto R102

Travel about two kilometres and take the first exit left into Nokukhanya Luthuli Street

The Luthuli Museum is situated about 100 metres up the road on the left hand side

 

TO THE GROUTVILLE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH AND GRAVE SITE

From the Museum travel back to the R102

At stop street turn left and travel about 50 metres. The road to the grave site and church is on your right. A simple gravel road will take you straight to the church.

TO THE STATUE

From the Museum travel back to the R102

At stop street turn right towards Stanger. Travel for about 10 klms

Take the turn-off to Stanger, past the police station on left hand side

Travel through the traffic lights and few more coming.

As you enter the centre of town- the statue can be seen on your left

VISITS TO THE ACCIDENT SITE ARE BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT WITH THE LUTHULI MUSEUM


About Meredith Haywood

Meredith Haywood
I'm the Editor and Creative Director of 5 Star Durban, I Instagram a bit, I cook sometimes, but mostly I write, and edit... a lot... I'm a philanthropist at heart, and I can't resist fluffy bunnies, kittens and puppies... recently I have started to ponder what owning a goat in a flat could be like...

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