Robben Island and Long Walk To Freedom Historical Full day Tour. | La Vacanza Travel

Robben Island and Long Walk To Freedom Historical Full day Tour.

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town
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  • 8 hours
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Discover Robben Island prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of the 27 he spent in prison and take the Long March to Freedom in a day with tickets to Robben Island pre-booked in advance. Learn about Nelson Mandela and other political leaders such as Robert Sobukwe and Walter Sisulu's long walk to freedom.

Our freedom in South Africa was really a very long walk and we are proud to share with you, our guests, some important facts about our democracy, culture, past, and current history. Enjoy a private tour in a private vehicle and guide, and share the ferry with other travelers. Join a small group guided tour on the Island and take real photos with Mandela's statue and many more 499 leaders from Southern Africa and abroad.

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

Our third leg of the trip will be a trip to Robben Island and the entire trip including the prison tour to the time when you will return to the starting point will be 3 to 4 hours. Your expert-guide driver will not escort you as Robben Island Museum has its own tour guides and most of them are former political prisoners on the Island. There are plenty of free-roaming African Penguins At Robben Island.

DISCLAIMER: The ferry to Robben Island is available subject to conducive weather conditions.
Should the Robben Island boat trip get cancelled while already on site due to bad weather conditions, the tour will carry on to long walk to freedom and a refund of the ferry tickets will be issued to you.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: AFROGEM, 181 Buitengracht St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Our second stop, here you will witness the first hand, art of diamond cutting and the careful craftsmanship of jewelry manufacturing by our skilled experts. All whilst enjoying a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. (OPTIONAL)

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, 19 Dock Road, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa

You could have your lunch at a restaurant nearby at Victoria and Alfred Mall or go shopping. Situated in South Africa's oldest working harbor, the 123 hectares (300 acres) area has been developed for mixed-use, with both residential and commercial real estate. The Waterfront attracts more than 23 million visitors a year.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Long March to Freedom, Century Blvd Canal Walk Mall, 7441 South Africa

Soon after your hotel pick up by an expert qualified tour guide driver, you will be taken to the newly "The Long March to Freedom" which used to have its home in Pretoria. This is the Long March to Freedom, part of a bigger development of over 500 life-size bronze icons of South Africa's struggle for freedom. All the figures together represent a timeline of South Africa's 350-year journey to democracy. Beginning in 1652 with the establishment of the Dutch East India settlement in Cape Town and ending in 1994 with the country's first democratic elections. It is the largest outdoor sculptural display of individuals in the world and uses public art to celebrate the country's heritage while giving visitors the opportunity to learn about South African history in an unusual and entertaining way. All statues featured here must fulfill strict criteria.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Driver/Guide.
  • Entry tickets to Robben Island (Slots: 09am, 11am, 13:00pm and 15:00pm)
  • Entry to Long March to Freedom
  • Entry/Admission - Long March to Freedom
  • Entry/Admission - Robben Island Museum

Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 13 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa


Ports

  • 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.

Duration

8 hours


User's Reviews

reelr2019

03 Oct, 2023

The tour was a most wonderful experience. I am more knowledgeable about the roots of the South African freedom movement. Truly a fortunate experience for my entire group. The tour guide was there for us every step of the way. The walk to freedom speaker/ professor was phenomenal!!!!!

Joan_K

07 Sep, 2023

A wonderful experience! We had a former prisoner named Sparks, give us a tour of the prison. He gave a very good explanation about the prison and his experience there. The only issue would be that there was a delay in communication regarding the pickup up time the night before the tour.

Jason_W

09 Apr, 2023

Mind blowing experience! While the stories and reality will hit you hard, it is a very memorable experience. The tour itself is given by former Prisoners of the prison. You will learn a lot but it can hit you heavy. The experience itself is pretty crazy. You get to see the prison cells, the yard, kitchen, bathrooms, etc. You get to see it all. You definitely will feel immersed into the experience and learn a lot about what is was like for prisoners on this island. Lots of informative history here.

Freddie_G

15 Mar, 2023

This tour gave me all that was promised. I can truly say I left wiser. The staff were also a pleasure as well and were all greatly informed.

Grace_K

01 Feb, 2023

Callixte was very pleasant & friendly. We enjoyed this tour tremendously . Highly recommend.the tour guide on Robbin island was awesome. I could listen to her all day. Great speaker.

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