The last time we visited South Africa, we took "our" kids on a field trip to the Two Oceans Aquarium and out to lunch. It was a wonderful treat, especially since most of the kids had never eaten in a restaurant before. This time, we wanted to do something really special.
Robben Island is the historic prison off the coast of Cape Town where Nelson Mandela and other heroes of the anti-apartheid movement were held for many years. It is now a museum and World Heritage Site. On February 26, 2012, we took 39 AIDS orphans, vulnerable children, grannies and volunteers on a day trip to Robben Island. We were amazed that the grannies, including a woman in her 70s, had never had the opportunity to experience it, let alone the children.
The day was full of excitement, beginning with the thrilling 30-minute boat ride and ending with a joyful celebration back at the orphanage. Please take a look at this brief video, that we hope will give you a sense of the day.
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