A trip to Robben Island
A visit to Robben Island, off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, is a must when visiting the area. The island has served many roles in the history of South Africa, most recently and notably as the prison where political prisoners were kept during Apartheid. Tours of the island are conducted by former prisoners. Hearing someone speaking not just in hypotheticals about what the experience must have been like, but rather sharing actual details of what the imprisonment actually meant was moving and sobering. The tour is over an hour on the island itself; this video is just a couple minutes of that trip, distilled down to some of the most poignant bits.