South African Expedition 2000
Monday 24 January
Managed to get up at a reasonable time, considering the amount of Castle we had consumed the night before.
The plan today was to do some touristy type stuff. First destination was Robben Island. It was here that Nelson Mandela spent the majority of him time in jail as a political prisoner.
We were shown round the block where the most dangerous political prisoners were kept, including Mandela himself. Then we were allowed to go into a block of cells where there were example to the items prisoners made from rubbish they found, such as a belt made from washed up fishing lines. You could also play tapes of prisoners own stories and thoughts.
I would strongly recommend a visit to Robben Island if you ever visit Cape Town. It evokes strong emotions, and makes you appreciate the struggle the black and coloured community had during the apartheid regime.
Back on dry land, we had a look at the Waterfront Aquarium. Well worth a visit, including a massive tank where divers fed live sharks.
Had another game of crazy golf on the way back, and then got w##kered again.