Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island
1998 - 2001
The Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island is both a Ferry Terminal, and a Museum.
Visitors come to this building when they embark on the pilgrimage to Robben Island, which is famous for its former prison for apartheid activists and freedom fighters. The Gateway building acts as a buffer and transition zone between the highly commercialized tourist context of the V&A Waterfront, and the sombre journey into our country's sad political past.