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Robben Island ferry trip and guided tour

See the prison cell that held Nelson Mandela captive for 27 years

Return transfer to your destination

Optional combine with Township Tour for a full day cultural excursion

 

 

 

 

 

HALF DAY ROBBEN ISLAND TOUR

Highlights

Robben Island Tour

 

Ask anybody what there is to do on Robben Island and they will tell you about the prison. But take a trip to the iconic island and you will find that there is so much more.

The world at large knows the island for the now-defunct prison that has stood there since the 60’s and for the high-profile prisoners it was ‘home’ to, including former South African president Nelson Mandela.

The island was once linked to the Cape’s mainland with the Khoi the first humans to set foot on it in the 1400s. It has been used as a leper colony, an insane asylum and an army and naval base in a turbulent history that can be traced back to the 1300s. It is now first and foremost a museum with the prison central to the visitor’s journey.