Robben Island Photographs

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Robben Island Photographs

Professional and amateur photographs taken on Robben Island in Cape Town. For nearly 400 years, Robben Island, 12 kilometres from Cape Town, was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment. Photographs displayed below include views of the the sea and Cape Town taken from Robben Island, The Limestone quarry where Nelson Mandela used to dig (The limestone was bright, hence Nelson's eyesight problems today), prison cells and more. Click on thumbnails to enlarge.

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How much (per person): On Request

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Accommodation nearby

Find accommodation convenient to Robben Island:
• Cape Town Central • Devils Peak • Foreshore • Gardens • Granger Bay • Higgovale
• Highlands Estate • Kloof Nek • Oranjezicht • V&A Waterfront • Vredehoek • Woodstock

Or to see all accommodation in this region at once, visit Cape Town City Bowl.

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Professional and amateur photographs of Robben Island in Cape Town, South Africa
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