Mvezo in South Africa’s Eastern Cape was the birthplace of Nelson Mandela and is now an open air museum which forms part of the Nelson Mandela Museum.
Dutch for ‘seal island’, Robben Island is one of the world’s most famous prisons and is best known as the home to not one but three former South African presidents, Kgalema Motlanthe, Jacob Zuma and for 18 of his 27 years of incarceration, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
The Nelson Mandela Museum tells the story of one of South Africa’s most iconic leaders.
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