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Area (sq km): 1,221,040
Population: 44,344,136
Nationality: South African
Local Name: South Africa
Language: IsiZulu,
IsiXhosa,
Afrikaans,
Sepedi
Time Zone: +2 GMT
Currency: 1 rand = 100 cents
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Pretoria
Dialling Code: +27
Electricity: 220V/50Hz
Internet Code: .za
Religion: Zion Christian,
Pentecostal,
Catholic
Climate: Mediterranean,
Desert,
Subtropical
Government: Republic
Inoculations: Yellow Fever
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Required
Banking: M-F 8.30-15.30
Major Airports: Cape Town(CPT),
Durban(DUR),
Johannesburg(JNB),
Mmabatho(MBD),
Nelspruit-Kruger (MQP),
Polokwane(PTG)

Robben Island tours from Cape Town villas

Take Robben Island tours from Cape Town villas and discover the famous, or infamous, Robben Island prison where anti-apartheid activist and African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for nearly three decades. Robben Island is located in Table Bay, approximately 12 kilometres from Cape Town, South Africa.

Robben Island
Robben Island

Robben Island Tours & Nelson Mandela

It is only one kilometre wide, and although in the past ignominiously held apartheid prisoners, it became a symbol of human determination and conviction against injustice. Nelson Mandela is the most renowned and most loved political prisoner of Robben Island, where he spent 27 years of his life. The last prisoner left Robben Island in the mid 90's. Book Cape Town villas with VillasPeople.com and tour the prison as part of your holiday in South Africa.

If you wisely embark on one of the Robben Island Tours, you will discover the former Robben Island Prison Village and its harrowing past. Former prisoners will take you through the prison, giving you an insight into what life was like for the unfortunate political prisoners. This is indeed a very moving experience for the first time visitors. Robben Island tours last between three and four hours, including the ferry crossing.

Robben Island is a World Heritage Site

Robben Island has been designated as a World Heritage Site not only for its impressive history, but also for its varied and wonderful flora and fauna. There are some charming aspects of the island which can be appreciated when you rent Cape Town villas.

See 132 bird species, ostriches, seals and whales. Also glimpse the much loved dolphins that can be spotted during the crossing from Cape Town. Do not forget the delightful penguin colony. It is a treat not only for the animal lovers, but also for every single visitor to Robben Island.

VillasPeople.com can help you find the perfect Cape Town villas from where you can explore the prison that held Nelson Mandela for so many years on Robben Island tours.

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