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Freedom Park Amphitheatre

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The Amphitheatre, found in the centre of the Freedom Park offers a open area for staged events, and for tour groups to gather to learn more about the Freedom Park, and the history of South Africa.

The Amphiteatre overlooks the Sanctuary, which is surrounded by water protecting the Eternal Flame. 

Visit the Freedom Park article on Visit Pretoria.

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