"Robben Island, Cape Town" Robben Island by jumpingnorman
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The boat going to Robben Island was great because you get to catch the most beautiful pictures of Table Top Mountain (picture below). On the island itself, you ride a bus that gives a tour of the site including a glimpse of the firehouse pictured above. You also see local wildlife like turtles, ostriches and penguins along the shore.
Robben Island was where Nelson Mandela was locked up for years and years. The prisoners are still alive and there are volunteers who give the tour and were prisoners themselves. This adds a personal touch to the tour as well as making aware that all of this apartheid happened just recently. The amazing thing is that the ex-prisoners have embraced the concept of peaceful reconciliation for the sake of unity within the country.
This is the prison cell where Nelson Mandela spent most of his time - very small.
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