Robben Island and More Cape Town Pictures




A short ferry ride from the Cape Town waterfront, Robben Island was South Africa's equivalent of a political Alcatraz.










Watchtower of the maximum security section with Table Mountain in the background. Tours of the facility are given by former inmates.










Nelson Mandela's cell











Sample prisoner ID.










Robben Island is also home to a penguin colony.











Interior of the Castle of Cape Town. Built 350 years ago, the castle never saw any action!













Entrance to Castle of Cape Town.











Ramparts with Table Mountain in the background.












Interior of St. Georges Cathedral, the Anglican Church's presence in Cape Town.