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Located in South Africa :: Western Cape (Cape Metro)  :: Robben Island
Category: Places :: Town Small

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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).

Contact [ correction ]
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

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Destination Information [ correction ]
Tourist Information :  Yes   Tourist Information Telephone :  +27(0)21 409 5100
Facilities :  Shops, Lodging, Airstrip

Facilities [ correction ]
Other Facilities :  Prison. Public Toilets.

Activities [ correction ]
Tours and Excursions, Swimming

Travelling Information

There is a clinic. Harbour nearby. Helipad nearby.

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