Pietermaritzburg
Close to the ground.

Old Prison/Project Gateway

4 Burger St 033-845-0400 www.projectgateway.co.za tour R20

S 29 36.820 E 030 22.368

Old Prison/Project Gateway is a church-based community organization housed on the grounds of the old Pietermaritzburg prison, which was built in 1862. Funds raised from tours of the facilities as well as the onsite Old Prison Café support a number of community projects including a homeless shelter, business training, and HIV/AIDS education. Tours last about an hour and cover the prison facilities, prison life and the stories of some of the more prominent political prisoners who spent years of their life confined here. The area surrounding the old prison gets mixed reviews on safety, so be careful if walking.

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