Robben Island Half Day Tour with Diamond Museum experience

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

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  • 5 hours
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable


Robben island boat trip and museum tour is one of the most popular tourist attractions in South Africa.
Visitors can take advantage of return ferry boat trips to and from the V&A Waterfront;
Experience a guided tour of Robben Island Maximum Security Prison with an ex-political prisoner and take the Long March to Freedom in the historical footsteps of former president Nelson Mandela;

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Cape Town Central, Cape Town Central, Western Cape

After pick up at your accommodation in Cape Town we will travel to the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island situated at the Clocktower Precinct in the Waterfront. We ask that you kindly wait in the hotel lobby for your pick up. Hotel pick up commences 1 hour before the tour starts.

Stop At: Shimansky, Clock Tower, Waterfront, South Arm Road Level 1 The Clock Tower Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa

Upon our arrival at the Waterfront, we will stop at the Cape Diamond Museum, situated in the Gateway to Robben Island Clocktower Center.

Here you will learn about the 3 billion-year-old history, from the diamond’s formation to the final polished stone. Explore the origins of South Africa’s diamond industry with an introduction to some of the great names in diamond history, like Cecil John Rhodes, Barney Barnato and the Oppenheimer family.

The Cape Town Diamond Museum also pays tribute to the most famous South African diamonds, such as the 3,106 carat Cullinan rough diamond. This diamond was discovered in 1905 and showcases specimens of Kimberlite rock, dating back to billions of years. Life-size replicas of the famous diamonds worn by royalty, the rich and the famous are also on display.

Please note that visitors will have the option to purchase exquisite jewelry pieces from Shimansky Jewellers that is adjacent to the Cape Diamond Museum. However, visitors are under no obligation to make any purchases of jewelry.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Upon your arrival at the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island, you will skip the ticketing line and proceed directly to the boat departures line. Upon your arrival at the Robben Island Jetty, you will disembark the boat and be guided on a bus by a resident Robben Island Tour Guide for a tour of the island. The guide will provide live commentary about Robben Island and its history. The tour will culminate with a view of the prison cell where former President Nelson Mandela was held as a prisoner and an opportunity to take a walk in his historical footsteps on The Long March to Freedom. Thereafter, you will return to the Jetty where you will charter the boat for your return journey back to the V&A Waterfront.

Duration: 4 hours

Pass By: Cape Town Central, Cape Town Central, Western Cape

Please meet your tour guide/driver at the entrance of the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island for your return transfer back to your hotel. Should you not require a return transfer, please advise your Tour Guide/driver in the morning when he pick you up.

  • Shared Tour Guide/driver, vehicle and fuel
  • Robben island boat trip & museum tour ticket
  • Entrance into the Diamond Museum tour
  • Bottled water onboard the vehicle
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Robben Island Museum

  • Meals, Drinks and Gratuities (optional)
  • Items of personal nature
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • 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 13 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


  • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa


  • cape town cruise ship terminal

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Voucher info

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


5 hours

Package is not cancellable.

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