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Robben Island Museum Ferry

To catch the ferry to Robben Island where you might visit the Robben Island Museum, you begin your ferry journey in the V&A Waterfront.

Here is an image of Robben Island seen from Cape Town…

Robben Island seen from Table Mountain, in Cape Town

Here is the reverse image… Cape Town as seen from Robben Island!

Cape Town seen from Robben Island

Where is Robben Island?

Robben Island (Afrikaans: Robbeneiland) is an island in Table Bay, 6.9 km west of the coast of Bloubergstrand off Cape Town.

Robben Island off the coast of Cape Town

Nelson Mandela and Apartheid

It was here that past President of South Africa and Nobel Laureate Nelson Mandela and past South African President Kgalema Motlanthe and President Jacob Zuma were imprisoned there.

Since the end of the 17th century, Robben Island has been used for the isolation of mainly political prisoners. The Dutch settlers were the first to use Robben Island as a prison.

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