For over four centuries, Robben Island was a place of punishment for exiles and prisoners. Since 1960, it has become synonymous with the political struggle against apartheid in South Africa. On 01 January 1997, the Robben Island Museum opened its doors to the public, with quite a number of the former political prisoners becoming island guides and in 1999; Robben Island was declared a World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour through the maximum security block, led by a former political prisoner. A visit to Nelson Mandela's former cell is also included. A&K guests will be met by Christo Brand, a former prison guard whom was responsible for guarding Nelson Mandela. Listen to his amazing story, on how he developed a friendship with Nelson Mandela over the course of many years, assisted Nelson Mandela in drafting the South African Constitution in 1994 and his involvement with the Robben Island Museum today.