“It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails”. These are Nelson Mandela’s words, who spent 18 years behind bars in Robben Island, South Africa. This prison is situated about 7 km off the coast of Cape Town and an absolute must see on your visit to this city. Robben Island is best known for its use as a political prison for people opposed to South Africa’s Apartheid regime but even before this, the island has a pretty ugly history.
Read more about A Visit to Robben Island: the Apartheid Prison on Laure Wanders.