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Robben Island

Cape Town

This tour will highlight South Africa’s Long Walk to Freedom, with a tour rich in history and with focus on Nelson Mandela and Robben Island.

The tour will depart from the V&A Waterfront where the Robben Island ferry departs. Guests will set across to Robben Island, the historical site where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of his 27 years as a political prisoner.

Upon arriving at this Heritage Site, a tour (comprised of walking and bus) will take place through the prison and surrounds. On the way to the busses, guests will pass buildings that were built by prisoners themselves in the 1960s.

The prison tour will be conducted by a Robben Island Tour Guide who is well versed on the history of the island that goes back 500 years.

Half-day tour – approx. 5 hours

Departure Times: From 7h30 to 8h30 (TBC on confirmation of booking)
Drop-Off Time: 13h30
Pick up Areas: CBD and Surrounding Areas
Languages: English

(Other languages available on request.
An additional fee might be applicable)
Spanish / Italian / French / Russian / Portuguese / German / Dutch

Min-Max Pax: 2-16 Per Vehicle
(Max Pax could differ depending on Tour)

Service included

Return Transfers

Services of a registered driver / guide in an air-conditioned vehicle

Entry to the Robben Island Museum and Ferry ticket

Service NOT included



Items of personal nature

From R 1250


    • The graveyard of those who died from leprosy
    • The Lime Quarry
    • Robert Sobukwe’s house
    • The Bluestone Quarry
    • The Army and Navy bunkers
    • The Maximum-Security Prison where thousands of South Africa’s freedom fighters were incarcerated for years.
    • The tour will end at the historical cell of Nelson Mandela

    Routes are not always as displayed, subject to change.

    Guests will have the opportunity to browse the gift shop while they wait for the ferry. Guests will return to the V&A Waterfront by ferry.