Robben Island, Cape Town

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Robben Island, Cape Town - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Cape Town 7400, South Africa

Phone: 27-214095100

Ticket Price: 250 ZAR

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Time Required: 03:30 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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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!

Robben Island Information

  • 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 by Public Transport

  • 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.

Restaurants Near Robben Island

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

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Robben Island, Cape Town Reviews - Write a Review

  • For history lovers this might be interesting.You take a boat ride to the island once there you get in to buses that take you round. A lot to learn about apartheid and Mandela. There is a provision to book tickets online and in advance.

  • Another must visit, if you are in Capetown. This is where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for the majority of his 27 years. The boat ride offers a different perspective of Capetown. Everything looks majestic, then the tour gives you an insight into the cruel regime of the times.

  • Tour was very interesting, a must when in Cape Town. Just two critiques: pre-boarding on the mainland is quite unorganized , here are numerous lines...just a mass of people gathered at the entrance. Guides on the island are not properly identifiable, would suggest they wear distinctive clothing or a cap or a name tag.

  • Rich history of South Africa. Well preserved. Guides are great. Place is a must see .

  • Great historical site to visit. Best experienced with the relevant context.

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