As you may have heard, Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben island near Cape Town for 18 years. Moses, a former political prisoner just 41 years old, conducted a very interesting tour of Mandela’s very small prison cell and his life on the island. Another tour guide showed us the quarry in which Mandela and other prisoners were forced to quarry lime with pick and shovel. It’s amazing that the atrocity of apartheid existed until 1994. What’s really impressive is that Mandela and other prisoners preached love instead of seeking revenge. Now declared a national historic park, Robben Island has a colony of African Penguins (really cute) as well as Ostriches and Springboks (the national animal). We also had great views of Cape Town to and from the island. A MUST see when in Cape Town.
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