Half-Day Robben Island Tour From Cape Town

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located Cape Town accommodation
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Robben Island needs no introduction with regards to the significance of its place in South Africas and indeed the worlds history. As home to one of the worlds most famous prisoners, statesmen and leaders in Nelson Mandela, Robben Island is quite possibly most well known island-prison on the planet.


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Family friendly

Know More about this tour

You will be collected from your accommodation between 8am and 8.30am and taken to the Robben Island Museum where you will board a ferry to the island which is 12km away from the V&A Waterfront (entry to Robben Island included in price). The ferry ride is approximately 45minutes. Youwill then hop onto one of the buses and be led on a tour by previous inmates of the prison who will tell us stories of their's and Nelson Mandela's time in the prison.

The island, a World Heritage Site some 12km (5.5mi) offshore from Cape Town, was dubbed Robben (the Dutch word for seal) Island by early settlers in reference to the seal population at the time.Over the centuries, the island has housed a prison, hospital, mental institution, leper colony and a military base.The aforementioned Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of the 27 years of his incarceration imprisoned on the island.

After the tour of the island you will take a return ferry and your guide will then escort you back to your accommodation at around 1pm or you could choose to stay at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront for lunch and take a cab back when finished.


  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A small amount of walking is involved

Minimum numbers apply. 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