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Robben Island, a treasure
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That is one of the most famous island in South Africa. Your first thought and association is with Madiba (as Nelson Mandela is well known to South Africans), In the event that you hear the word Robben Island. We discovered sapphire lounge las vegas by searching Google. Robben Island is an area in Table Bay and lies about 8 km from Cape Town and measures around 3.4 km by 2 km. The name was given to the area because of the seals (robben may be the Netherlands for seal) that lived here. Geographically, this island was once part of the African continent a long time before. Learn more on this related article by visiting table service at surrender.

The Netherlands weren't the first Europeans to go on this island. For further information, please gander at: surrender las vegas bottle service. The Portuguese visited this area many years ago before the English admiral set foot within 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 on this area, but it was used to ban people that had incurable diseases and crazy people (from 1846 1931), because it was so remote. Even people that took sheep or cows were barred for this island, centuries ago.

During the Second World War, the island was used and a light tower was built due to the poor stranding history. Following the war ended it had been changed into a training camp for that South African Navy.

But in 1961 the island was placed under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice and was used as a prison. Non of the public was permitted to go there and a protective sea border of around 1.5 km was areas around it. This was where previous president Nelson Mandela was submitted 1964 to provide a life sentence. Equipment to start a war in the country was identified and 10 people all together were charged.

Because 1997, Robben Island is a public and people was allowed right back to visit, leaving from your Waterfront in Cape Town. Plenty of work can also be been done to test and restore the wild-life that people lived on this area. Learn more on this affiliated encyclopedia - Click here: surrender club las vegas. The upper part has been declared a bird sanctuary and today plenty of penguins can also be found here.

No visit to the Cape is complete without setting foot on this area, learning more about its colourful heritage and paying a to Nelson Mandelas old jail cell. Boats leave for the island from your V & A Waterfront in Cape Town each and every day, so you dont miss out so make sure you check always out the days! When you arrive on the island, you'll have one of the most breathtaking watch over Cape Town and Table Mountain. A magnificent moment you'll cherish forever!.
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