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One of the last prisons where Nelson Mandela was locked in. A free vist where you will also meet some of the inmate's friends and relatives registering for a visit (go to the toilet in the building on the left)
Travelled here with group of people from our guest house near Paarl en route to the wine lands. Our Group leader told our driver to make an unscheduled stop right here. This is an important place in History and is still a working prison. Our...More
The Victor Verster Prison has to be on any traveler's list of sights. It takes only 5 minutes to pull over and read up on the history of the prison and to see Nelson Mandela's statue. It is a great initiative of the prison to...More
Doesn't take that long and you might just want an iconic photograph but... for many South Africans and even people worldwide, the view up the driveway out of the prison will be imprinted in our memories for years to come. So much more than just...More
We stopped here with our group of 6 and 2 guides. Did not go in if you will just stopped to see the Mandela statue. This is a short stop but one that should not be missed especially if you can tie in historic Mandela...More
This was a stop to pay my respects to the wonderful Nelson Mandela. There was nowhere to pull in so we just stopped on the side of the road leading into the prison. The statue is right in front of the gates and there were...More
Had to show our 2 overseas visitors this very historic place in the History of the country.
Always inspires those who we take their as they feel so important to have trodden where this great man was freed.
I feel the Department of Works could...More
The Drakenstein Prison was where Nelson Mandela was being held when he was finally released. It is stil a working prison, which is why it is somewhat ironic to see ATMs outside the gates. The road from the main gate into the prison is now...More