Robben Island is an island in Table Bay, 6.9 km west of the coast of Bloubergstrand. It means “Seal Island” in Dutch, The Island is roughly oval in shape, 3.3 km in length and 1.9 km in width, with an area of 5.07 km². It is flat and few metres above sea level, as a result of an ancient erosion event. Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was imprisoned there for 18years; the Dutch settlers were the first to use Robben Island as prison.
ROBBEN ISLAND AND CITY DAY TOURS
The island is a popular tourist destination and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999. It is reached by ferry from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town and is open throughout the year, weather permitting, the tour guides are formerly prisoners on the Island. Robben Island Museum operates as a site or living museum.
Township tour to Langa, it is the oldest township in South Africa, it was a designated settlement for black Africans in 1923. Langa literarily means “Sun”. Langa was actually named after Langalibelele, rebel chief of the amaHlubi. Langa is one of the many areas in South Africa that were designated for Black Africans before the apartheid era. Experience a visit to the Langa township community project centre called Guga’sthebe Cultural Centre.