Robben Island

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Robben Island, South Africa, is one of the world's most famous prisons. It is best known for being the place where Nelson Mandela was held for 18 of his 27 years in prison. The island is located in Table Bay, about 8 km (5 mi) west of the city of Cape Town.

The prison was originally built to house Dutch sailors, but it soon became a prison for slaves and then political prisoners. It was home to many of South Africa's most famous political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, and Ahmed Kathrada.

Today, Robben Island is a museum and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Average temperatures during the day in Robben Island.
June
24°
Jul
23°
Aug
25°
Sep
27°
Oct
30°
Nov
32°
Dec
31°
Jan
33°
Feb
32°
Mar
33°
Apr
31°
May
27°

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