I recently re-read Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom so visiting Robben Island was high on my list. After a 45 minute boat ride we toured the island by bus then went into the maximum security prison where our tour guide was a former inmate. This is the jail cell where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. Apparently there are penguins on the island but we didn't see any!
Parking in Cape Town - there are no parking meters in downtown Cape Town. Instead, on each corner, there are parking attendants who give you your ticket and take your money. I guess this is good for employment.