Inside Nelson Mandela's Home at Victor Verster Prison South Africa by JD Andrews

Two years ago, while visiting South Africa, I was very lucky to tour the inside of this famous house located inside the Drakenstein Correctional Centre (formerly known as Victor Verster Prison) a low-security prison between Paarl and Franschhoek in the valley of the Dwars River in the Western Cape of South Africa, east of Cape Town.

On Wednesday, December 7th 1988 Nelson Mandela was moved to the Victor Vester Prison where he lived in this private house for 14 months.


He was released on February 11, 1990.
Every room of the house, and the garden, was bugged by the authorities.

This house has been declared a South African National Heritage Site and since it resides inside a working prison, not many people have the opportunity to see the inside.

Mandela's inspirational view was The Sleeping Giant (the Simonsberg) Can you see the figure of a man lying on his back, from the left, his head, to his arms folded on his stomach, then feet.

For much more information on Nelson Mandela and this historic day - Click : The Nelson Mandela Foundation  

View of Table Mountain from Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa by JD Andrews

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The View of Table Mountain from Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa

The Bridge of Sighs - Venice Italy by JD Andrews

The view from the Bridge of Sighs was the last view of Venice that convicts saw before they were put in prison.

The famous bridge is made of white limestone and the windows have stone bars. It passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the New Prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace.

The End-of-the-World Prison - Argentina by JD Andrews

Ushuaia Prison Museum