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Robben Island


Visit South Africa's iconic island off the coast of Cape Town, where Nelson Mandela was held captive for many years.


  • Walk in the steps of Nelson Mandela
  • Included boat trip to the island
  • Expert guides


Robben Island

Robben Island, which is located about ten kilometers north of Cape Town, has been linked to the fight against apartheid in South Africa for years. The island, which Nelson Mandela has described as the "hardest and most brutal outpost of South African justice," remains as a notorious place to which the pre-democratic South African government banished its political opponents. The museum and cultural monument highlight its prominence in the history of Cape Town and South Africa.

Experience an interesting boat trip to the prison island, Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 17 years. Visit Africa's most famous prison and learn first hand from a former inmate more about the history and political situation of the country. Take a 45-minute bus ride and explore the island's only harbor, Murray Bay.

Services and Infos


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


  • Not mentioned meals and drinks
  • Tips

Services & Notes

  • Duration: about 3.5 hours
  • Times: 09:00AM, 11:00AM, 01:00PM and 03:00PM (During low season there is no ferry crossing at 03:00PM)


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