Robben Island Tour (Big Groups)

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

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


Explore the most famous island prison in the world, Robben Island, on this half-day tour from Cape Town. Go deep into the history of Nelson Mandela's history and impact on the world through your guide's commentary as you have a look around the historic site. Round-trip ferry ticket from the Victoria and Albert Waterfront and admission to Robben Island are not included to make for a seamless experience. Get to know the history and significance of Robben Island Learn about Nelson Mandela's life through a guide's commentary. Round-trip ferry ticket from the V&A waterfront Admission fees are not included.

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Stop At: Africa Afrika Tours and Transfers, Cape Town Central South Africa

For nearly 400 years, Robben Island, about 12 kilometres from Cape Town, was a place of exile where rulers sent those they regarded as outcasts and troublemakers.

Robben Island was used at various times between the 17th and 20th centuries as a prison, a hospital for socially unacceptable groups and a military base. Its buildings, particularly those of the late 20th century such as the maximum security prison for political prisoners, witness the triumph of democracy and freedom over oppression and racism.

The author Lawrence Green described Robben Island as "The Island of Exiles". For centuries it was a remote inaccessible place. It was said that the Portuguese has put prisoners here in as early as 1525, but to date, no evidence has pointed to this occurrence.


Since 1997 Robben Island has been a museum acting as a focal point of South African heritage. Daily tours of about 4 hours long, including the two half-hour ferry rides are offered

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Cape Town International Convention Centre, 1 Lower Long Street Convention Square, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa

Please after making your booking please forward yours copies of your passports or IDs so that we can book a ferry for you without that we can not process your booking, and secondly we need your hotel so that we can send our driver to come and pick you.

Thank you.

  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Africa Afrika Tours and Transfers

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please give us the name of your Hotel. Copies of your ID or passport are needed on the the day of the booking or else your ticket can not be purchased.

Departure Time

09:00 AM

Voucher info

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


4 hours

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews


28 Dec, 2022

Had to wait for two hours waiting my time was changed from 9 to 11 without notice. Showed up on town only to be told you have been moved from 9 to 11am.


28 Dec, 2022

the guide at the prison was exceptional but unfortunately the tour didn't have enough vehicles to ferry us to the venue maybe because of festive season


30 Oct, 2022

Being at the museum Seing out late president Mandela cell and other leaders who fought for apartheid for our freedom. How powerful one of the survivors shared his story


03 Sep, 2022

Amazing boat journey to the Island. Excellent tour guides, prison cells, touching history of apartheid era, perfect


24 Jun, 2022

The destination was amazing. The local guides were warm, informative and inviting. The transport to and from the island was cool but I would NEVER recommend this visit. Once you land you have no information on the island or the tour, The guides are having a great time and sharing nothing. The buses are cramped with no air conditioning. You get the feeling of being exploited. When you finally leave the bus the genuine adventure starts with local guides and it is great. But you have to get back on the crowded bus with guides who are obnoxious and entitled. This is a trip you should avoid as a tourist. I would describe this trip as a nightmare.

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A bit disappointing


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