Cape Town pt 2
For the next part of our trip we relocated to Camps Bay here we stayed at Marie’s Bed and Breakfast.
We went to Robben Island. A world heritage site, and famous for being the prison which once housed Nelson Mandela (as well as several other important ANC activists).
The tours (which are mandatory) are given by an ex prisoner, so someone who can really give you an insight to life in the prison.
Our guide was particularly moving as you mentioned how he was betrayed by some other activists to end there and he mentioned every day life and the differing attitudes of the guards. Some who were sadistic and other less so.
The island itself is remote (which is why it was chosen as a prison) and there is a beautiful view of Table Mountain.
Staying by Camps Bay and Clifton meant we could experience a really beautiful sea view and relax with several nice restaurants across the beach and clear water, sands and one of the most beautiful sunsets. It is moments like those which make Cape Town really special.