Robben Island -Ref: 916 - Capetown South Africa
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
S 33° 47.870 E 018° 22.507
34H E 256992 N 6257161
Quick Description: Lying 11km off the shores of Cape Town, Robben Island was the place where the city housed its unloved, unwanted and undesirables, from lepers to common criminals and political prisoners.
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 2/21/2008 10:12:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM3762
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
Views: 52

Long Description:
It's most famous for being Nelson Mandela's home for 18 of his 27 years of incarceration under successive apartheid governments.

Tours to the island leave from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the Clock Tower section of the V&A Waterfront.
A 40 minute cruise across Table Bay will land you on the island where a former political prisoner-turned guide will give you an insight into what life was once like here.
The prison is now a museum.
Type: Natural

Reference number: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/916

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