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I Love Cape Town Photo Series Part 4: Apartheid Legacies

Written By: jeff

Posted On: September 1st, 2011

In part 4 of our guest post series, ¨I Love Cape Town¨, from Craig of YTravelBlog, he shows that while apartheid is gone, the remnants and symbols of the old regime are still around Cape Town showing people what it was like not too long ago. Take it away Craig!

Robben Island

Robben Island, the former prison home of Nelson mandela for over 20 years, was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1999. Taking a tour of Robben Island with an ex-political prisoner is a very moving experience. The ferry to Robben Island leaves from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and the 30 minute ferry ride across Table Bay provides for amazing views back towards Cape Town and Table Mountain.

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Robben Island in the distance

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cell block

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The courtyard

Bo Kaap Neighborhood

The Bo Kaap District is an area of Cape Town formerly known as the Malay Quarter. It is quintessentially a township, situated on the sloped of Signal Hill right above the city center and is an historical center of the Cape Malay culture in Cape Town. It is rich in history and known for its romantic cobblestoned streets and colorful houses. Take a walk around and get some creative photos.

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Colorful houses

About Craig – Craig Makepeace is the co-founder of yTravel Blog and has been traveling and living around the world since 2002, first with his wife Caz, and now with their daughter Kalyra. You can hangout with him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

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