Travel Blogs from Robben Island, South Africa

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Robben Island, Robben Island, South Africa travel blog

Robben Island

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... of white settlement at the Cape, Robben Island, was used as prison colony. In 1961, South Africa's most notorious prison was established on Robben Island. Political prisoners of the anti-apartheid movement were kept here together with hardened ...

Our own political prisoner, Robben Island, South Africa travel blog

Our own political prisoner

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... on islands.  If people can escape, they also seem to provide the best escape stories.  I'm actually thinking of Alcatraz, but Robben Island is pretty good, too.  Only four people ever escape the island, and they were pretty much all caught ...

Prison politics from a convicted man, Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Prison politics from a convicted man

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... story detailed how wardens would bet on which of the inmates would be the next to be hung. After being sentenced and moved to Robben Island, the same prisoner wrote: 'Another traumatizing aspect was when you go to the doctor for a check up. You'd hear ...

Robben Island, Robben Island, South Africa travel blog

Robben Island

A travel blog entry by whiteant

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... at the age of 18, for "Sabotage". As you could imagine, he's full of opinions about Robben Island, the folks who imprisoned him, the old South Africa, and the new South Africa. After that, it was the mandatory ushering past the souvenir opportunities ...

Time in prison, Robben Island, South Africa travel blog

Time in prison

A travel blog entry by seanmalonerules

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... also the first classroom of Robben Island. Many of the government officials, judges, lawyers and activists of today's South Africa are former Robben Island prisoners. Nelson Mandela was held in an area called Section B which is regarded as one the ...

Robben Island, Cape Town (Robben Island), South Africa travel blog

Robben Island

A travel blog entry by gmonvoisin

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... Our guide this time was a former political prisoner who was imprisoned for 5 years (from the age of 17 to 22) on Robben Island; again, another eloquent and passionate speaker. Following his talk, he took us to the main cell blocks of the prison including ...

May 20, Robben Island, South Africa travel blog

May 20

A travel blog entry by kollc

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... were three categories of prisoners at that time. A prisoners were white. B prisoners were coloured. C prisoners were black.  Since Robben Island was a prison for coloured and black prisoners, there were only B and C sections to the prison.  We ...

Nelson Mandela, Robben Island, South Africa travel blog

Nelson Mandela

A travel blog entry by squawks_m

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... probably worked out best as even if it had been fixed that day, it would have been a worry! We then decided to go to 'Robben Island' on the 30 minute ferry leaving from 'Nelson Mandela Gateway' at the waterfront. We went with Iris (from the hostel who was ...

Prison Island, Robben Island, South Africa travel blog

Prison Island

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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We spent the afternoon on a tour of Robben Island. Here there is a prison, the one that Nelson Mandela  was imprisoned for 27 ...

Inmate 46664, Robben Island, South Africa travel blog

Inmate 46664

A travel blog entry by koppers

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... do, have strangely colored eyes and faces that differentiate them from your "run of the mill" penguins. One of their colonies is on Robben Island, so Konrad and I made our way over to find them and snap a few quick pics, then hurried back to the boat and ...

Struggle across the Bay, Robben Island, South Africa travel blog

Struggle across the Bay

A travel blog entry by p2travel

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... apartheid as many, including the former premier Nelson Mandela, were imprisoned here.  Political prisoners have been sent to Robben Island since the 17th Century until its closure in 1996.  It has now become both a South African National ...

Robben Island (2012): Madiba's Footsteps, Robben Island, South Africa travel blog

Robben Island (2012): Madiba's Footsteps

A travel blog entry by thirsty-boots

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... sky morning, I boarded a ferry boat from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront near the Old Clock Tower for a solemn visit to Robben Island.  I quietly wandered off on my own but having had training in historical preservation in my grad school days, I ...

Robben Island Education, Robben island , South Africa travel blog

Robben Island Education

A travel blog entry by drbrew-gvsu

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... was a former prisoner in the 1990's for his political acts with the African National Party. Many that were kept on Robben Island were politically connected, including the famed Nelson Mandela.  The whole time the tour guide was talking all I could ...

Robben Island, Waterfront, Robben Island, South Africa travel blog

Robben Island, Waterfront

A travel blog entry by mchao

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... was built in his honor; this structure would be an important symbol of freedom for the apartheid era prisoners later placed on Robben Island. After slavery was abolished, Robben Island was used to exile lepers.  On the island you can find a ...

Day 8 friday january 15th- today we were ..., Robben Island (Cpae Town), South Africa travel blog

Day 8 friday january 15th- today we were ...

A travel blog entry by rwl

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... the company Specialty tours contracted everything out too (after charging an exorbitant fee I'm sure). Then tickets magically appeared. The Robben Island tour is very popular and well run. The ferries are brand new, comfortable catamarans with a short ...

Do vazenia na Robben Island, Robben Island, South Africa travel blog

Do vazenia na Robben Island

A travel blog entry by mozi

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... Rozpravanie to bolo naozaj zaujimave, takze ked som prisiel domov zacal som si este podrobnejsie studovat historiiu Apartheidu a Robben Island. Po asi hodinke prehliadky ostrova autobusom sme boli zveneni do opatery dalsiemu politickemu vaznovi, ktori bol ...

Apartheid suck...part 2, Robben Island, South Africa travel blog

Apartheid suck...part 2

A travel blog entry by mkolya21

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... basket, where I had the Seafood platter for 2...for 1.    All-in-all it was a good last day in South Africa. Robben Island is a great way to break the impression of the contented we experienced in Cape Town, that reminder that the violence and ...

Robben Island, Robben Island, South Africa travel blog

Robben Island

A travel blog entry by bastiengest

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... dauphins et des phoques, un bateau de pirate et d'autres embarcations de toutes tailles. Une heure plus tard, on accoste à Robben Island. Notre visite commence par un tour de l'île en autobus, tandis qu'un guide nous informe sur les conditions de ...

Robben Island, Robben Island, South Africa travel blog

Robben Island

A travel blog entry by south_africa_11

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... educated on before. I was amazed to see how many parallels there are to U.S. history, just on a different time scale. Anywhoo, at Robben Island we took a bus tour and saw where the guard dogs were kept (in cages larger than Mandela was in), the school!, ...

Robben Island, Robben Island, South Africa travel blog

Robben Island

A travel blog entry by lisarotteck

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Nelson Mandela hat auf Robben Island im Gefaengnis gesessen, mit vielen Anderen, die gegen die Apartheid gekaempft haben. Wir sind also los zum Hafen in Cape Town und haben durch Zufall noch See Robben gesehen - Danach ist auch die Insel 'Robben Island' ...

If freedom is the destination no walk is to far, Robben Island, South Africa travel blog

If freedom is the destination no walk is to far

A travel blog entry by baruti

... to get on a computer to update this part of the adventure. We set off for the harbour to catch the ferry to Robben Island nice and early. Beautiful shopping precinct right next to the ferry point and not 10 minutes walk to Green Point Football stadium, ...

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