Robben Island

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Rich in South African history, Robben Island still stands after approximately 800 million years.  Geological evidence suggests that Robben Island initially formed part of the main land and that over time the rising sea levels created a channel between the island and the mainland. Ongoing archaeological research is still in progress to verify the existence of indigenous people that were present in the Island before the Europeans discovered it. Robben Island has been given National and World Heritage Site status to preserve the Islands history. The Robben Island Museum tells the story of its operations and provides abundance of illumination on what life was like in Robben Islands Maximum Security. Robben Island is well known to be home of inmate 46664, Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president. The island is also home to many fauna and flora indigenous to the Western Cape such as the Eland and Cape Fynbos. 

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