Robben Island was used at various times between the 17th and 20th centuries as a prison, a hospital for socially unacceptable groups and a military base. Its buildings, particularly those of the late 20th century such as the maximum security prison for political prisoners, witness the triumph of democracy and freedom over oppression and racism.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||All|
|vi||To be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria).||All|
|Explore Cape Town: a city walk en||15.1km||site_izi|
|Chapman’s Peak Drive||2019||32.1km||site_ao|
|BOS 400 Shipwreck||2019||29km||site_ao|
|Cape Town’s Bridge to Nowhere||2018||13.7km||site_ao|
|District Six Museum in Cape Town||2017||15.1km||site_ao|
|University of Cape Town Sports Centre||19.5km||site_brutalism|
|Western Cape Government launches Cradle of Human Culture Route | The Newspaper |||2019||14.9km||post|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.