Dani Rae

This is much overdue, but last week I had the pleasure of visiting Robben Island in Cape Town. Took a nice ferry in then had a bus tour around the island and prison tour led by a former political prisoner on the island! The history of Robben Island is so rich and vast that I thought it’d be best explained by the operators of the island preservation itself. Enjoy the photos!

“People lived on Robben Island many thousands of years ago, when the sea channel between the Island and the Cape mainland was not covered with water. Since the Dutch settled at the Cape in the mid-1600s, Robben Island has been used primarily as a prison.

Indigenous African leaders, Muslim leaders from the East Indies, Dutch and British soldiers and civilians, women, and anti-apartheid activists, including South Africa’s first democratic President, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and the founding leader of…

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