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Airlink connects you to Mthatha with direct flights from Johannesburg.


On the banks of the Mtata River in the Eastern Cape, 235km from East London, Mthatha (previously Umtata) is known for being the former capital of the Transkei. With the N2 passing directly through the city centre, it is also quite a busy administrative centre.


As Nelson Mandela was born in a small nearby town, Mthatha has been dubbed ‘Madiba country’ and is home to the Nelson Mandela Museum. Housed in the old parliament, the museum is loved for providing a fascinating historical insight into this great man’s life. It also forms the heart of the Nelson Mandela Route, which was established to provide structure to the area for visitors who want to explore his history.


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