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Robben Island

A2 # Only by tour; boats depart (weather permitting): Apr–Sep: 9am, 11am, 1pm daily (also 3pm Oct–Mar) robben-island.org.za

Located in Table Bay, this island is best known as the place where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of the 27 years for which he was imprisoned. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a museum, and boatloads of visitors make the journey daily to experience a little of South Africa’s political past in this hauntingly evocative place.

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