From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa, of the price paid for freedom.
Robben Island lies about 10 km from Table Bay Harbour and 7 km from Bloubergstrand. It was here that Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years with many of his comrades. From here they could see the city from where they would rule the Republic of South Africa (RSA). Today the Island is a UNESCO World heritage site. An Island so integral to this Great Nation’s history, and indeed , to its future. Maria sent these two cards to me.