Robben Island Tour including Pick Up & Drop Off from CapeTown | La Vacanza Travel

Robben Island Tour including Pick Up & Drop Off from CapeTown

Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


A must-visit when in Cape Town. Robben Island is filled with a rich 500-year-old multi-layered history. The Island represents an important aspect of South Africa's.

Please Note:
When booking, please provide us with the following:
- A passport or ID(for South African citizens) number
- An emergency contact number
- A pick up address

This information is purely for SAMSA compliance and will not be shared with anyone other than the Master of the ferry for Robben Island.

Incase the weather does not permit for the tour to take place, you can reschedule for another day. Should you need a pick up/drop off, there will be an extra cost of R250.00.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

You will be picked up from the address you provided(within our pickup radius). Boarding the ferry closes 10 min before the time slot you chose. The ferries depart from the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island in the V&A Waterfront.
You will disembark on the island and take a short walk to buses that will transport you and a group of people to all the historical sites around the Island. On the way to the buses, you will pass buildings and a high wall built by prisoners during the 1960s.
The prison tour will be conducted by a Robben Island Tour Guide. They are fully conversant and knowledgeable about the Island’s multi-layered 500-year-old history. The tour route includes the graveyard of people who died from leprosy, the Lime Quarry, Robert Sobukwe’s house, the Bluestone quarry, the army and navy bunkers and the Maximum Security Prison where thousands of South Africa’s freedom fighters were incarcerated for years. The tour culminates with a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s cell.

Duration: 4 hours

  • Driver/Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees to Robben Island
  • Entry/Admission - Robben Island Museum

  • Food and Drinks
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • 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 214 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please provide us with a pick up address. Departure from your location within 10km (6 miles) of the Cape Town CBD. Please note that additional charges may apply should your accommodation fall outside of this radius.


  • 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.


3 to 4 hours

User's Reviews


12 Apr, 2024

An excellent tour. It was very interesting and informative. It was well organized from start to finish.


10 Apr, 2024

Robben Island is a very impressive place and should be visited by anyone staying in Cape Town. Our La Vacanza Travel driver picked us up on time, got us through the lines, and met us afterward to return to our hotel. Just what we wanted!!


08 Apr, 2024

Our experience was cancelled due to weather. I would wait until in Cape Town to plan to avoid disappointment that can’t be predicted. Waiting on refund for seven people. Cynthia Derrico/Delta Vaca


05 Apr, 2024

I would have rated this excursion five stars if we were given enough time to explore a little bit more of the exhibits. It was quite a long talk on the bus but it was very interesting to hear about what an inmate's life was like in the prison. The excursion appeals to people who want to gain an insight into prison life and the history surrounding apartheid in South Africa. Because the original morning booking was cancelled due to bad weather I was placed on an afternoon trip which meant limited time to look at exhibits.


05 Apr, 2024

We have been battling stomach bugs, and our driver was so patient with us as we were 5 minutes late coming downstairs. He was punctual picking us up and collecting us and very nice. We were so not with it that we forgot cash for the driver and tour guide on the island, which was embarrassing. The boat crossing was grand and an informative video played. The coach tour guide was great - informative and comical, and our guide of the high security area, a former political prisoner, was excellent. It was a very moving and humbling experience, but one I think visitors to this beautiful country and area should definitely do. Lest we forget. NB Take cash if you have time for the shop and for the very quick pitstop. Also, be prepared with drinks and snacks if hungry, as there was no time to go to the shop on arrival or before we left as it was closed. Bring tissues in case the toilets are out of paper on the route. Remember a jacket as it can get breezy on the island. In hindsight, we could have probably bought our tickets direct and walked or hopped in an Uber just as easily - sth to note if you are staying nearby, but we were happy to support employment this way.

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An excellent and well organized tour.


An interesting experience


Not to be missed tour.






Amateur hour


Tour Guide Extraordinare


Amazing times in Cape Town


Sad, but Needed Story


Happy family


Eine Reise, die nachdenklich stimmt


Ex-Häftling als Guide




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