Month: December 2012

A million miles from Cape Town: Robben Island

The views of Table Mountain, flanked on the west by Lion’s Head and on the east by Devil’s Peak, are riveting. But for the political prisoners held there between 1961 and 1994, this spectacular vista from Robben Island must have been a torment. Our tour of the island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned from 1964 to 1982, was one which scoured the inside of my mind.