Robben Island Half Day Tour with Pre-Booked Tickets. | La Vacanza Travel

Robben Island Half Day Tour with Pre-Booked Tickets.

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

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  • 5 hours
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Robben Island museum tour is one of the most popular tourist attractions in South Africa and is likely to sell out in advance. Secure your shared trip and museum tour tickets and skip the ticketing line by booking this tour and receiving return transfers between your hotel and the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island.

Embark on a unique opportunity to take the Long March to Freedom in the historical footsteps of former President of South Africa - Nelson Mandela. See the prison cell that held Nelson Mandela incarcerated for 18 years of his 27-year imprisonment. Listen to the true-life experiences on the island as told by ex-political prisoners who will give you a live guided tour of the island.

This is one of the most enlightening tours you will ever experience in South Africa.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Robben Island Museum, Cape Town Central 7400 South Africa

Pick up at accommodation in Cape Town. You will receive a shared transfer from your hotel in Cape Town to the Silo District where you will be escorted to the Nelson Mandela Gateway. Here you will charter a shared to Robben Island museum where you will be met by a former political prisoner who will conduct the tour of the Island. (Please note that our tour guide/driver will not be joining you on the tour of the Robben Island museum.) The entire tour lasts +-4 hours which includes hotel pick up. For part of the tour, you will be transported around the island by bus, before you visit the prison cell of Nelson Mandela and take the long walk to freedom. Upon our arrival back at the Jetty, your Tour Guide/Driver will meet you at the entrance of the Nelson Mandela Gateway.

Duration: 5 hours

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water
  • Parking Fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entry/Admission to Robben Island.
  • Round trip transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Robben Island Museum

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Clients have to share their location and they will be picked up right at their door.


  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


5 hours

User's Reviews


02 Mar, 2024

We were picked up promptly from our hotel and the driver was very helpful and polite. This was the same when we came back, but it did add around £30 on top of the trip ticket price if we’d bought them direct, and it didn’t give us any advantages. I was also disappointed with the tour itself. The boat trip was ok, but then we were on a large bus and driven round for a while with a guide, who explained a bit about the history & about a few of the buildings we passed. The experience then focused on B&C blocks where the political prisoners had been held. We then had a guide who was an ex prisoner. The tour was slow and being in such a large group it was often protracted. It was interesting, but I didn’t feel it was well organised or that the information was as comprehensive as it could have been.


29 Feb, 2024

This was an incredibly disappointing trip we had booked and were really looking forward to what we hoped would be a somewhat emotional and meaningful experience. The island itself is extremely run down as are the buses that take you round. We were shown round by an ex inmate whose talk was so slow and self relating ,and very little mention was made of Nelson Mandela. We spent very little real time in the prison itself and then were herded onto a bus again and driven to the stone mine and then a tour of the staff village. The return boat was about 45 minutes late. All in all we wish that we hadn't wasted the day. Felt it was all a money making exercise and one wonders where the money is being spent.


28 Feb, 2024

After a 50’ boat ride you are immediately requested to board an old bus, in which you will sit there for more than an hour for a useless tour of the island. This set up is just an excuse to manage the crowd that comes onto the island with different boats and give enough time to every group to visit by turn the jail which is shown at the end of the tour. The only part of interest, really. In our case, our guide made in front of our group an introductory speech, paralleling apartheid in South Africa with the sufferings of the people of Palestine, and how Israel created an apartheid-like regime in their land ! Thus expressing the well-known public position of his government… I could not hold myself saying out loud that this is out of purpose, controversial and unnecessary. I also insisted that some people in the bus may not share his views and came – and paid - to visit the island for totally different reasons. I also mentioned that the fact he has been in this jail as a political prisoner does not give him the authority to make a geopolitical broadcast on Israel situation in this bus. As many people on the bus approved my views, I also stated that some of us disagree with his statements and that we would rather stay focused on the subject matter of Robben Island Prison. Then the guide pretended that he could not do his job after my statements, and asked me to leave the bus with my family and sit into another bus ! His supervisor joined the bus and supported his request. I categorically refused it and repeated that we would be fine as long as the guide talks about apartheid and the history of the prison, not Palestine and Israel. He still asked the rest of the bus whether they wanted us out, and everybody shouted “no!’ and asked him to go on with his historical talk on the prison. At the end, the guy asked for money to contribute to his living expenses, pretending he was short of resources ! After checking, these guides have been given permanent jobs from the government as apartheid veterans, which is fine, but I found pretty miserable for this guy to beg for extra money when many of his compatriots did not have the same treatment from his government. I strongly recommend to avoid this visit , which is obviously used by some as an instrument for unacceptable propaganda which is a pity , as it weakens the case they are supposed to make against the terrible apartheid regime. For the record I am not from Israel, neither Jewish nor Muslim…


25 Feb, 2024

Robben Island is well worth a visit. But I booked and paid for this trip through the Robben Island Museum itself as I only wanted a 4 hour round trip for me and my grandson from the UK . At the last moment I received an email from Robben Island Museum that the trip was cancelled due to technical problems with the boat. I immediately applied for a refund ( tour was booked for 15/2/24) and I’m still awaiting a refund! Or at least an acknowledgment to my several emails and phone calls. Poor service!


25 Feb, 2024

What was the highlight of this trip to Robben Island? Listen to the emotional recited story of our tour guide. 71 years old and a contemporary witness. An impressive, contemplative and authentic story of reflection. A haunting experience. Well done.

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