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Robben Island Tour

Robben Island Tour

R1300 / per person
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Learn about Nelson Mandela’s remarkable legacy on this guided tour of Robben Island, where the famous leader spent long years of his imprisonment. Cover centuries of history in the UNESCO-listed historical property, which include decades as a military base, hospital, and maximum security prison. Tours include door-to-door pickup and drop-off from your Cape Town hotel.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Departure Time
    08am for 9am Ferry
  • Return Time
    Depends on the Ferry
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable and light
  • Included
    Bottled water
    Hotel pickup and drop-off
    Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    Transport by private vehicle
  • Not Included
    5 Star Accommodation
    Airport Transfer
    All Fees and Taxes
    Entrance fees
    Gallery Ticket
    Hotel pick up
    Personal Guide

Tour Plan



This is a typical itinerary for this product
For nearly 400 years, Robben Island, about 12 kilometres from Cape Town, was a place of exile where rulers sent those they regarded as outcasts and troublemakers. 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.
The author Lawrence Green described Robben Island as "The Island of Exiles". For centuries it was a remote inaccessible place. It was said that the Portuguese has put prisoners here in as early as 1525, but to date, no evidence has pointed to this occurrence.
Since 1997 Robben Island has been a museum acting as a focal point of South African heritage. Daily tours of about 4 hours long, including the two half-hour ferry rides are offered (weather permitting) from the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town.
In 1999 the island was declared a World Heritage Site.
During the apartheid years Robben Island was used to isolate opponents of apartheid and to crush their morale. Freedom fighters, like Nelson Mandela, spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for their beliefs.
Duration: 3 hours
Pass By: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town Central, Western Cape
Please after making your booking please forward yours copies of your passports or IDs so that we can book a ferry for you without that we can not process your booking, and secondly we need your hotel so that we can send our driver to come and pick you.
Thank you.

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