From Prisoner to President Tour

Spend an informative half day with Christo Brand, Nelson Mandela’s ex-warder who became a close friend of Mandela’s

Start your journey at Jetty One located at the V and A Waterfront, the place where prisoners were registered and used to board the ferry for their perilous trip to Robben Island

Leave the waterfront and continue past the home of former Minister of Security, Kobie Coetsee

Travel to Pollsmoor Prison where Mandela was imprisoned from 1982 to 1988 and where Christo was in charge of the Mandela group

Stop at the entrance to the prison before driving in and stopping outside Mandela’s cell – subject to approval on the day

Depending on permission, continue to the house where Mandela held meetings with the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group in 1987

Returning  to the city, we will stop at Mandela’s former home in Bishopscourt and finally the City Hall where a statue of Mandela marks the place where he made his very first speech as a free man on 11th February, 1990 

End your journey back at the waterfront or your city hotel