One of South Africa's most visited sites, the Robben Island prison is where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his life, as did some 3,000 political prisoners during their fight to end apartheid. Go inside on a virtual tour to learn the history firsthand from former prisoner, Vusumsi Mcongo.
Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, 8005
Camps Bay is roughly four miles from Cape Town, and is easy to reach if you've got a rental car. If not, taxis are readily available and the trip is short enough to be inexpensive. There are plenty of lodging options in Camps Bay, too, if you want to spend the night.