With all the technology available today, the South African youth are easily distracted by flashing lights on a mobile or TV screen. Many have little to no knowledge about South Africa’s rich history and of its stalwarts who fought for the freedom we as South Africans enjoy today.
How does one grab the attention of our quick pasted digital generation and get them outside for a little more? A brisk feel of the cold Cape Town air in their hair as a ferry carries them towards Robbin Island, a place where many inmates were imprisoned during the Apartheid-era.
Let the tour guides on the island (some of which are ex-prisoners themselves) paint a picture for you of Robben Island’s 500-year-old history and how it evolved into becoming a prison for many educated South Africans who were defiant against the Apartheid government. The tour concludes with a trip to Nelson Mandela’s prison cell, where people can witness first-hand where Madiba spent 18 years of his 27-year prison sentence.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Robben Island and learn about this cornerstone of South African history. Book your tour today via the official Robben Island Museum Tour (Tickets are subject to weather and availability.)