Robben Island World Heritage Site

  Caitlin von Witt     2020-10-21

Robben Island has a rich history, and is most famous for being the prison home of South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, for 18 years. This popular tourist destination, which lies 11 km from Cape Town, is an important breeding site for many bird species.

For more information, visit, or phone the Robben Island Museum on 021 413 4220/1.


Source: City of Cape Town (2010) City of Cape Town nature reserves: A network of amazing biodiversity. City of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.