Robben Island is internationally known for the fact that Nobel Laureate and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island for 18 of the 27 years he served behind bars before the fall of apartheid. Kgalema Motlanthe, who also served as President of South Africa, spent 10 years on Robben Island as a political prisoner, as did the current President of South Africa Jacob Zuma.
Robben Island is both a South African National Heritage Site as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
And now the photos of Mary's visit:
|Sample of Prisoner ID card|
This is the place where Mandela hid his book manuscript which
was later smuggled out, published and read worldwide.
|Sixty minute boat ride to Robben Island.|