Robben Island
Robben Island houses the prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years, along with very many other prisoners during their fight to end Apartheid
On disembarking from the ferry at the Main Quay, you are greeted by an exhibition of photos portraying the history of the island
Although overrun by birds today, this is the view the guard had from the inside of the tower. Can you can see Table Mountain in the far distance?
Prisoners received medical treatment by doctors in the Hospital Ward, which was often favored due contact with fellow inmates
Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in this 2 x 2-meter cell, which was eventually taken up by his desk and book shelves
This is the kitchen where encoded messages were often smuggled between prisoners
This is where prisoners would eat breakfast, perform manual labor and play sports. Mr. Mandela also started writing "A Long Walk to Freedom" here
Welcome to Robben Island
Click here to navigate to the Front Gate
Go to the Lookout Tower
Go to the Hospital Ward
Go to Nelson Mandela's Cell
Go to the Kitchen
Go to the Courtyard