day eight: nelson mandela's prison cell

As I mentioned in yesterday's post about Robben Island, we visited the prison where Nelson Mandela was held for the majority of his time in prison. And we got to see his actual prison cell! It was tiny and cramped, as you can see. But very special for us to be there and see such a significant piece of South Africa's history in person.

If you're interested in reading more about the racial struggle in South Africa, check out Nelson Mandela's book (that he wrote while in prison, in this cell!): Long Walk to Freedom.