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Experience - South Africa

Robben Island


  • Walk in the steps of Nelson Mandela

  • Including boat trip to the island

  • Expert guides


Visit South Africa's historic island off Cape Town, where Nelson Mandela was a prisoner for many years.



  1. South Africa
  2. Western Cape

Robben Island, which lies about ten kilometers north of Cape Town, was for years associated with the fight against Apartheid in South Africa. The island, which Nelson Mandela described as the "toughest and most brutal outpost of South African justice", is remembered as the notorious place to which the pre-democratic South African government exiled its political opponents. The museum and cultural monument underline this prominent place in the history of Cape Town and South Africa.

On this excursion you will experience an interesting boat trip to the prison island, Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela himself was imprisoned for 18 years. On site, you will visit Africa's most famous prison and learn firsthand, from a former inmate, about the history and political situation of the country. Take a 45-minute bus ride to explore the island's only port, Murray Bay.


  • Ferry crossing from V&A Waterfront in Cape Town
  • Including return journey by boat


  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services
  • Personal expenses like tips
  • Insurance

Services & Notes

  • Duration: approx. 3.5 hours
  • Times: 09:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM (During the low season, there is no ferry crossing at 3:00 PM)

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