Robben Island Tour including pick up & drop off | La Vacanza Travel

Robben Island Tour including pick up & drop off

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


17 Feb, 2024

I have no words to explain how incredible this tour was! First of all, our driver -Ivan- was fantastic! He was very friendly, punctual, well-organised and polite and had a great knowledge about the tour and city. He went out of his way to help elderly members in our small group to get their tickets as they hadn't printed them out. As for the experience of visiting Robben Island, it was an incredible and very emotional experience, that was very well organised. Our tour guide on the bus (Mohammed) was one of the best tour guides I've ever had, his knowledge of the history of the island, country and Mandela was beyond amazing and he was an amazing story-teller. Our tour guide, Jama, who was an ex-prisoner was also amazing, his story and experience was hard to hear, but also very informative. These guides and employees are inspiring and daily heroes. I feel lucky to have experienced it.


17 Feb, 2024

The Robben Island experience itself was terrific. We never met the person who was supposed to meet us, he said he was running late so we boarded the ferry ourselves. On the return trip we became separated, and my wife was denied boarding , travelling back on a different boat, but it did arrive quickly. All in all a bit of a dogs dinner regrettably, but of no fault of the Robben Island team


14 Feb, 2024

Robben island was very eye opening. Been to many prisons but never had a former prisoner as a guide. Could put up a small museum with facts and timeline as to what happened there.they had mechanical problems with their boat so we were 1 1/2 hours late so couldn’t be dropped off at hotel. Cost us an extra 150 R to get back to our hotel. A little disorganized


12 Feb, 2024

Well organised, but large numbers actually in groups on the island itself. Would have preferred smaller numbers timed more specifically perhaps.


10 Feb, 2024

We were on a cruise ship stopped in Cape Town overnight and booked this tour not knowing that we could have just walked to the Nelson Mandella museum where tickets could have been purchased and tour began. Travel to Robben Island on ship with a video playing that could have been louder or have better closed captioning. Bus guide was excellent and provided historical information. Prison tour seemed a bit rushed because we were on the last rour of the day.

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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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