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Robben Island

There are lots of things you’d like to see when visiting Cape Town, others that are a must-see, but just the odd one or two that are practically compulsory and one of those is Robben Island.

I don’t intend writing in detail about the place. Enough has been said about the prison island, about the way it was used by the authorities in a futile to hold back the inevitable tide of change in the country and about the remarkable Nelson Mandela who somehow managed to retain his wisdom and humanity even after 18 years spent on the island. Read more ›››