Monday, October 13, 2014

Robben Island experience

So yesterday we went to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was kept for 18 of his 27 yrs of imprisonment. I have always wanted to go but previously plans never worked out. So I was very excited when Anna organised tickets for us to do this!!!

The weather, although very windy and a bit foggy at times, was fine! Boat trip out was fun, but the tour in the island was AMAZING. Such a cool guide. But nothing can prepare you for the tour inside the prison... done by a previous political prisoner who was held captive there for 7 years. It gives you the chills being there and hearing his story, along with those of others such as Madiba. Soooooo worth it and I think every South African HAS to do this.


Anonymous said...

So bly julle het dit geniet :) Vir ons, aan die ander kant, het die gids die hele ervaring bederf en het haar langdurigheid daartoe gelei dat ons "pressed for time was" en dele met haas moes sien of glad nie :(

Alice said...

Agge nee!!!!!