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

Robben Island Tour including Pick Up & Drop Off from Cape Town

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


22 May, 2024

Boat transfer as great , the bus tour could’ve been more informative, was rushed by guide , but the prison tour was awesome.


15 May, 2024

Amazing tour. I will suggest to see!!! It was organized at the high level! And the tourist operater is the best


09 May, 2024

The whole trip was brilliant from start to finish. The driver, Ivan, was very courteous, punctual and very helpful. The ferry ride was excellent with terrific, informative videos. And both the bus tour on the island and the guided walk with an ex-prisoner were excellent


07 May, 2024

An interesting place to visit. We felt the groups were too big (50+) and four of them. That’s over 200 people milling about the various buildings, some of the time all at once. All staff friendly apart from one in the gift shop who told people’ if you’re not buying - get out’ The coaches were old and packed- making it difficult to easily see the things being pointed out. A good day but could have been so much better.


07 May, 2024

The two tour guides for: * exceptional knowledge of Robben Island and related history * communication skills * lived experience of guide who was ex prisoner

User's Picture Gallery


Well organized pick up and drop off.


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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