Robben Island Half Day Tour with Diamond Museum experience

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From $168.85

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Cape Town, Cape Town

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Robben island boat trip and museum tour is one of the most popular tourist attractions in South Africa.
Visitors can take advantage of return ferry boat trips to and from the V&A Waterfront;
Experience a guided tour of Robben Island Maximum Security Prison with an ex-political prisoner and take the Long March to Freedom in the historical footsteps of former president Nelson Mandela;

What's Included

Bottled water onboard the vehicle

Entrance into the Diamond Museum tour

Hotel pick up and drop off

Robben island boat trip & museum tour ticket

Shared Tour Guide/driver, vehicle and fuel

What's Not Included

Items of personal nature

Meals, Drinks and Gratuities (optional)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 80

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Cape Town Central
After pick up at your accommodation in Cape Town we will travel to the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island situated at the Clocktower Precinct in the Waterfront. We ask that you kindly wait in the hotel lobby for your pick up. Hotel pick up commences 1 hour before the tour starts.

• Admission Ticket Free

Upon our arrival at the Waterfront, we will stop at the Cape Diamond Museum, situated in the Gateway to Robben Island Clocktower Center.

Here you will learn about the 3 billion-year-old history, from the diamond’s formation to the final polished stone. Explore the origins of South Africa’s diamond industry with an introduction to some of the great names in diamond history, like Cecil John Rhodes, Barney Barnato and the Oppenheimer family.

The Cape Town Diamond Museum also pays tribute to the most famous South African diamonds, such as the 3,106 carat Cullinan rough diamond. This diamond was discovered in 1905 and showcases specimens of Kimberlite rock, dating back to billions of years. Life-size replicas of the famous diamonds worn by royalty, the rich and the famous are also on display.

Please note that visitors will have the option to purchase exquisite jewelry pieces from Shimansky Jewellers that is adjacent to the Cape Diamond Museum. However, visitors are under no obligation to make any purchases of jewelry.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Robben Island Museum
Upon your arrival at the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island, you will skip the ticketing line and proceed directly to the boat departures line. Upon your arrival at the Robben Island Jetty, you will disembark the boat and be guided on a bus by a resident Robben Island Tour Guide for a tour of the island. The guide will provide live commentary about Robben Island and its history. The tour will culminate with a view of the prison cell where former President Nelson Mandela was held as a prisoner and an opportunity to take a walk in his historical footsteps on The Long March to Freedom. Thereafter, you will return to the Jetty where you will charter the boat for your return journey back to the V&A Waterfront.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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