Visit To Robben Island Nelson Mandela Prison Museum + Ferry Tickets H/D

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 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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Travelers should book this tour as it is a very informative and provides a lot of information about the social ills in South Africa. A lot of history is learnt on this tour especially with regards to the fight for freedom of South Africa.

This is a tour where information is provided by people who lived the experience and not guides who had to study to acquire the necessary qualifications. The Guides here are ex-political prisoners and ex wardens who either worked or were imprisoned at the same time with political prisoners like Nelson Mandela.

There are multi-layers of history which tells travelers of the ills of apartheid and how the current regime is trying to create an environment of inclusivity. There is a rare opportunity for travelers to visit the former cell of Nelson Mandela and even take photos.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Pick up from your hotel and drop off after the tour

Registered and Accredited Tourist Guide

Return ferry ticket to Robben Island Prison Museum

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • 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

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Take a walk on this shopping mall the most visited in South Africa with over 30 million domestic and international tourists. Here we have the most expensive hotels in Cape Town, the One and Only and the Table Bay Hotel.

Take a walk and explore some of the major attractions that include the big wheel and the 4 statues of South African Nobel Piece Price Winners. There are countless jewellery shops, clothing boutique shops and restaurants. There is a wide range of curio shops and even toy shops.

You can also book a sunset cruise at this place and you can opt to go on a helicopter excursion which can take you to the wineries, safari or even Cape Agulhas.

• Admission Ticket Free

Robben Island Museum
Take an emotional 40 minute ferry trip to this island museum which has been declared a world heritage site. Go on a bus tour of this island as you visit and learn about the infrastructure on the island.

Visit the blue quarry where political prisoners used to labor as part of their time on the island. Explore the island and come to the house where Robert Sobukwe was kept a prisoner. Take a walk on this island which is surrounded by the ocean but has amazing views of the city of Cape Town and Table mountain.

The climax of this tour is a visit to former Nelson Mandela's prison which attracts thousands of visitors annually. Learn about how the political prisoners used to spend time at this island and their difficult social life. The food they ate, conditions under which they survived are all heart wrenching let alone the fact that non white prisoners went bare foot.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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