14 Hidden Places In South Africa That Will Actually Change Your Life

South Africa has plenty of well-known draw cards – the Kruger Park, Cape Town, and the Garden Route are popular sites that spring to mind – but its wealth of lesser-known natural wonders, quaint towns and beautiful beach destinations can make a huge difference to your holiday, especially if you are seeking something a little […]

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Robben Island

Visitors to South Africa should include a stop at one of the country’s most fascinating and harrowing sites, Robben island. This is especially perfect for travelers looking for more context and information about South Africa’s conflicted past. Described as the “Island of Exiles” by author Lawrence Green, Robben Island has been a World Heritage Site since 1999 and is an important part of any visit to Cape Town. “Robben”, meaning place of seals was a name given by the Dutch settlers, who began arriving on the Southern tip of Africa in the 17th Century.