We did a half-day Robben Island tour from Cape Town, South Africa. This post provides practical information on how to go to Robben Island and a review.
It was a sunny day when we headed to the Cape Town Waterfront to catch the boat to Robben Island for our half-day Robben Island tour. We’d visit the place which once held prisoners of the Apartheid regime in South Africa – Nelson Mandela being the most famous among them.
THE HISTORY OF ROBBEN ISLAND – A VERY BRIEF SUMMARY
In the 17th century, the Dutch settlers were the first to hold political prisoners on Robben Island. The Brits followed their lead a century later. Around that time, the island also got its own whaling station, a leper colony and an animal quarantine station.