Its been a while since i posted a South African card...and actually this is the first view card from there...the others were maps and a flag.
From the back of the card: Roben Island lies 9/678 km from Tabie Bay Harbour and 7.03 km from Bloubergstrand. It was here that Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years with many of his comrades . Today the island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
When you look at the island (the small picture at the bottom left corner) you would think its one of those Paradise called islands and not something that used to be such a torment. However, i dont know who took the pictures, but they seem soooo beautiful and have such a lovely tone, that you cant at a single moment grasp the idea that this is a prison, even when you take a look at the high fence and that small poor "room".