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Robben Island

Cape Town, South Africa
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Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of the 27 years of his incarceration imprisoned on Robben Island. Aside from the historical sites, artefacts and exhibits that can be experienced on the Island, Robben Island Museum has installed a number of long-term exhibits at its mainland sites. These are open to the public at no cost. The Island is one of South Africa’s most important breeding localities for sea birds and is currently home to 8,500 breeding pairs of African Penguins – the world’s second largest colony of this vulnerable species. The tour of the Robben Island Museum begins at the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V & A Waterfront with a multimedia exhibition, a museum shop and restaurant to... Read More

Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of the 27 years of his incarceration imprisoned on Robben Island. Aside from the historical sites, artefacts and exhibits that can be experienced on the Island, Robben Island Museum has installed a number of long-term exhibits at its mainland sites. These are open to the public at no cost. The Island is one of South Africa’s most important breeding localities for sea birds and is currently home to 8,500 breeding pairs of African Penguins – the world’s second largest colony of this vulnerable species. The tour of the Robben Island Museum begins at the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V & A Waterfront with a multimedia exhibition, a museum shop and restaurant to entertain you whilst you wait for the ferry to depart for the island.

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