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Robben Island
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We spent our second day out at Robben Island, where political prisoners were grimly incarcerated by white South Africans during the difficult lengthy struggle to abolish apartheid. To our amazement, the tour guides here are both former prisoners and former guards, who explain what went on here, including the dreadful punishments and work details in the lime quarry in the blazing sun. Nelson Mandela was a prisoner here for almost 20 years until 1990 (photos). (As you know he became president of South Africa in 1994 and his party prevails today.)


Beautiful Robben Island Beach Groot Constantia Winery Mandela's Cell
Prison Tower Robben Island Our Flat World Hosts!

Robben Island