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Robben Island is one of the most visited town, world heritage site and museum which from the 17th to the 20th served as a place for banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Since the Dutch settled at the Cape in the mid 1600, the island has been primarily used as a prison as well as training and defence station for World war 11, hospital for people with leprosy and the mentally & chronically ill person, which after South Africa Independence the town had major influx of tourists because of its historical significance. Various scheduled tours are undertaken ranging from standard tours, educational tours and virtual island tours while on going research related to the Island are also conducted and fulfilling its archival function. (Updated Nov-12).
|Address :||Robben Island Museum, Western Cape, South Africa|
|Contact :||Robben Island Museum|
|Tel :||+27(0)21 413 4200|
|Fax :||+27(0)21 419 1057|
|Email :||Click Here|
|Host Website :||Click Here|
|Cellphone Reception :||Good||Main Cellular Network :||MTN|
|Tourist Information :||Yes||Tourist Information Telephone :||+27(0)21 409 5100|
|Facilities :||Shops, Lodging, Airstrip|
|Other Facilities :||Prison. Public Toilets.|
|Tours and Excursions, Swimming|
There is a clinic. Harbour nearby. Helipad nearby.
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