Robben Island, South Africa — In the footsteps of Nelson Mandela

For 18 years a cell on Robben Island in South Africa was home to Nelson Mandela. It is now a Museum and World Heritage site. It is located across Table Bay opposite Cape Town and has been a hospital, a quarantine station, a leper colony and most notably used as a jail for the isolation of political prisoners. It was here that Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his 27 year sentence for fighting against apartheid and where his reputation grew as the most significant black leader in South Africa. The feature reveals the conditions under which Mandela was imprisoned. For more information visit www.ontopoftheworld.net and check out episode #27 in the International category.