South Africa Day 10: Cape Town Landmarks

On the tour bus in Cape Town:

Today we visited Robben Island and toured Cape Town.

Robben Island, the former prison island where Nelson Mandela was held from 1964 to 1982, stands in Cape Town’s harbor. Our tour guide was Derrick Basson, a political prisoner held at Robben Island in the early 1990’s. Derrick spoke from the heart about his experience as a convict at the prison and the hardship of day to day life at Robben. 


Leaving Cape Town harbor for Robben Island

Derrick Basson talking about life at Robben Island


A communal cell at Robben Island


Nelson Mandela’s cell at Robben Island

After the ferry boat ride back to Cape Town a quick lunch at Victoria Market.  

Food vendors at Victoria Market


And after lunch we toured the Castle of Good Hope.

The Castle of Good Hope


Next, a visit to the brightly colored houses of the Bo-Kaap neighborhood.



Tomorrow is a free day so we’re taking a tour of Cape Town Vineyards and we begin the two day trip home tomorrow night.

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