Robben Island

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  • Address: Cape Town 7400, South Africa
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: 27-214095100
  • Ticket Price: 250 ZAR
  • Time Required: 03:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Island, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Unesco Site
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Robben Island is quite rightfully a UNESCO World Heritage site. The importance of the site lies in its role in the History of not just South Africa but the entire continent of Africa.

In times of apartheid which was a dark time for the continent, with slavery and discriminatory practices being rampant in the place, the place was used as a prison to incarcerate political prisoners. The place was used as a way to break the spirit of the revolutionaries in order to suppress the unrest in the country.

When these prisoners were freed, they turned the island into a symbol of peace in stark contrast with its violent and tyrannical use before. There is a museum that is a reminder of all those who contributed to the removal of apartheid in Africa as well as the history leading up to it.

If one wants to understand the culture and historic past of Africa as it has been influenced by the political situations over the years, this place is a definite must visit.

The Unesco World Heritage site of Robben Island is one of the prime attractions of Cape Town. Although you can explore this attraction on your own, it is always better to book tickets for Robben island tours with us for a better experience. From Robben Island tickets to transport, we arrange everything for you. If you buy tickets for Robben Island tours in time, chances are that you might get Robben Island ticket prices at discounted rates. Getting tickets for Robben Island was never that easy! Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cape Town itinerary 2 days.

Robben Island Travel Tips

  • It takes around ½ an hour to reach the island by ferry.
  • Interestingly, a lot of treasure has gotten buried around Robben Island due to the ship wrecks that have happened due to its unusual position.

How to Reach Robben Island

  • Private Bag
  • The Island has to be reached via ferry. Ferries will leave from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront at 9.00 am, 11.00 am, 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm.

  • Sevruga Restaurant
  • Waterfront Cafe
  • Ocean Basket
  • Quay Four

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  • Robben Island Address: Cape Town 7400, South Africa
  • Robben Island Contact Number: 27-214095100
  • Robben Island Timing: 24-hrs
  • Robben Island Price: 250 ZAR
  • Time required to visit Robben Island: 03:30 Hrs
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  • 44.55% of people who visit Cape Town include Robben Island in their plan

  • 67.69% of people start their Robben Island visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Robben Island

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

78.69% of people prefer walking in order to reach Robben Island

People normally club together Greenmarket Square and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens while planning their visit to Robben Island.

People also prefer to start their day with Robben Island.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Can I buy Robben Island ticket tours from you for 2 people on the 9:00 am ferry on Wednesday, Dec. 21st. I couldn't find them on your website.

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  • hi we are planning a school trip to cape town for next year during third term school holidays. i just wanted to find out about educational site, historic site and leisure site. for primary school from grade 1 to grade 7. from rustenburg

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