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Robben Island, a prize
09-21-2016, 06:00 AM
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Big Grin Robben Island, a prize
This really is the most famous island in South Africa. Your first thought and association is with Madiba (as Nelson Mandela is well known to South Africans), should you hear the term Robben Island. To get other viewpoints, consider glancing at: Things To Consider When Selecting A Checkout Program | Miami Beach. Robben Island is an island in Table Bay and lies about 8 km from Cape Town and steps around 3.4 km by 2 km. The name was given to the area because of the seals (robben is the Netherlands for seal) that lived here. Geographically, this island was once part of the African continent several years ago.

The Netherlands weren't the first Europeans to go on this area. The Portuguese visited this area several years ago ahead of the English admiral set foot in 1591. In 1601 Joris van Spilbergen (from Netherlands) used and only in 1652 Jan van Riebeeck came. They tried very hard to produce the fish and seal industry with this area, but it was used to bar people that had terminal diseases and mad people (from 1846 1931), since it was so distant. Link includes further about the purpose of this concept. Even people that took sheep or cows were banned to this area, centuries ago.

Throughout the Second World War, the island was used and a light structure was built because of the bad stranding report. After the war ended it had been turned into an exercise camp for the South African Navy.

However in 1961 the area was placed directly under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice and was used as a prison. Non of people was permitted to go there and a defensive sea edge of around 1.5 km was places around it. This was the place where old president Nelson Mandela was sent in 1964 to serve a life sentence. Gear to start out a war in the united states was discovered and 10 people completely were charged.

Since 1997, Robben Island is a museum and the general public was allowed straight back to see, leaving in the Waterfront in Cape Town. A great deal of work can also be been done to try and recreate the wildlife that people lived on this island. The upper part is declared a bird sanctuary and plenty of penguins may also be found here today.

No visit to the Cape is full without setting foot with this island, learning more about its vivid heritage and paying a to Nelson Mandelas old prison cell. Boats leave for the area from your V & A Waterfront in Cape Town every single day, so be sure you check out the times so you dont miss out! When you arrive on the island, you will have the most spectacular watch over Cape Town and Table Mountain. A magnificent time you'll cherish forever!.
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