Robben Island Boat Trip & Museum Tour And Langa Township Full Day Shared Tour - Cape Town

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Airports
    Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
    Ports
    Cape Town cruise ship terminal
  • Return Details :
    Drop off at accommodation in and around Cape Town.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

We invite you to join us on a visit to one of the most popular tours in Cape town - Robben island boat trip and museum tour. Then, embark on a walking tour of one of the oldest townships in Cape town known as Langa. Meet and greet the locals and experience their culture. This is a shared small group tour and you will be joined by travelers from other hotels.

Know More about this tour

Please note that this is a scheduled (shared) small group tour. We ask that guests be patient during the pick up and drop off processes.

  • 7:30 - 8:30am: Pick up at accommodation in and around Cape town and transfer to the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben island, Clocktower Precinct, V&A Waterfront. (Guests are required to start boarding the the ferry boat from 8:30am.)
  • 9:00am: Set sail to Robben island museum. The entire tour takes up to 3.5 hours including ferry journey times. Upon reaching the island, disembark at Murrays Bay Harbour and take a brief walk to the bus that will transport you around the island. Please note that Kabura Travel & Tours' tour guide/driver will not be accompanying guests on the boat or at the island as there will be a local site guide conducting the tour. The tour includes a viewing of Nelson Mandelas prison cell. 
  • 12:30pm: Arrive back at the V&A Waterfront jetty. Your tour guide/driver will be waiting for you inside The nelson mandela gateway to robben island building. We travel to the oldest township in Cape town - Langa. 
  • 13:00pm: Meet your resident township tour guide who will accompany you on a short walking tour (0.5 miles or less than a kilometer), affording opportunities to interact with locals of Langa township. The township is named after a very respected chief Langalibalele, who was a renowned rainmaker that spent time in jail on Robben island in 1873 for rebelling against the Natal government. The walking portion will start at Gugasthebe, a tourist information center, where various non-profit organizations teach skills to the local youth. Then, you will visit what used to be a detention center during apartheid, before proceeding to the local shebeen or tavern, where you will learn how the local beer, Umqombothi, is brewed, and enjoy a beer tasting with locals. This will be followed by a visit to the municipal beer hall built in 1945. Afterwards, you'll visit the township's entrepreneurial business women who prepare barbecue (braai) meat on the streets of Langa, In Langa market, you will spend a few minutes with a traditional doctor, or Sangoma (optional). The walking township tour will end at the public library. Then, you'll board the vehicle to explore other places of interest around the township before heading to a second township called Gugulethu, known to the locals as 'Gugs'. Gugulethu comes from Xhosa name igugu lethu meaning 'our pride'. It was established in 1960 because Langa was overcrowded. 
  • 17:00 - 18:00pm: Drop off at accommodation in and around Cape Town.

Inclusions

Bottled water

Driver/Tour guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

The Robben Island boat trip is non-refundable and requires 48 hours advance notification should you require a date amendment. Date amendments will incur additional cost of R60.00 per person. Should the tour to Robben Island be cancelled by Robben Island organisation, you will have the option to reschedule (if available) or receive a refund for the value of your Robben Island ticket only.

Please ensure that full names and passport numbers are provided upon booking this tour.

All participants will be required to show either their passport or a copy thereof at the boarding gates to Robben Island boat trip.

This tour will depart with a minimum of 02 people. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers