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Robben Island

Robben Island (Robbeneiland - Dutch for ‘seal island’) was home to one of the most notorious prisons in South Africa, in use since Dutch settlers came to the country at the end of the 17th century. Today it’s most famous for being the prison where Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist and former President of South Africa, was imprisoned for 18 years between 1964 and 1982. Tours include a round-trip ferry ride to the island and a guided tour of the different buildings and historical sites on the island, ending with a visit to Mandela’s cell.
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Robben Island Tickets, Penguins, and Private Cape Point Tour

See two of the biggest Cape Town highlights in one day with entrance fees to Robben Island and Cape of Good Hope included.
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Cape Town Townships Tour including Robben Island

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Experience a thought-provoking guided tour of Cape Town and Robben Island, where the late Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. Learn the sobering history of apartheid at the District Six Museum and observe the lasting effects of this history on the townships of Langa and Gugulethu. See the residents’ inspiring efforts to improve their livelihoods and local infrastructure, and then ferry over to Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and tour the former maximum-security prison for political prisoners.Please note: • District Six Museum (closed Sundays)
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Half-Day Robben Island Tour from Cape Town

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Robben Island needs no introduction with regards to the significance of its place in South Africa’s and indeed the world’s history.  As “home” to one of the world’s most famous prisoners, statesmen and leader’s in Nelson Mandela, Robben Island is quite possibly most well known island-prison on the planet.
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Robben Island, Table Mountain and Cape Town City Private Day Tour- Best Tours

Join us on one of the most popular heritage tours in South Africa and experience more about South African history by taking a boat trip to Robben Island museum and see the prison cell where former president Nelson Mandela was incarcerated as a political prisoner. Then, take a tour of Cape Town city including Table Mountain Cableway and see Cape Town from a different dimension. Take a photo in the Bo Kaap and meet and greet the local Cape Malay community. This is truly one of the most amazing tours you will ever embark on.
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Robben Island By Air Scenic Helicopter Flight

Take a scenic helicopter ride to Robben Island for an unrivalled viewing experience. Circumnavigate the island and get great aerial views of the prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his incarceration. See postcard views of the city en route back.

General Information

Opening Hours:

General tours begin at 9 am, 11 am, and 1 pm, with an additional tour at 3 pm during the peak tourist season. The time of the tour marks the time the ferry departs for Robben Island, the full tour (including ferry trips there and back) takes between 3.5 and 4 hours, and that you should arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled departure.


Tickets for the general tour, including the price of the ferry ticket, are R360 for adults and R200 for children under the age of 18.


Robben Island Museum
Private Bag Robben Island
Cape Town 7400

How to get there:

The easiest way to get to the Nelson Mandela Gateway (where ferries for the island depart), is via taxi or a hop-on hop-off bus. Alternatively, southern line trains and bus numbers A01F and IC06 stop relatively close to the V&A Waterfront.
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