Robben Island
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Robben Island: Ferry Ticket and Tour with 1-Way Hotel Pickup

1. Robben Island: Ferry Ticket and Tour with 1-Way Hotel Pickup

Take the ferry to Robben Island and tour the prison where Nelson Mandela was confined. Learn about South Africa's history of Apartheid and life in the prison from a former prisoner. Depart from Cape Town on a shared bus to the V&A Waterfront. Collect your ticket and make your way to the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island. Sail out to the island on a 45-minute journey. On arrival, embark on a bus tour of the island before visiting the prison and the cell where Nelson Mandela was kept for 18 of his 27 prison years. Gain an insight into the history and conditions of the prison from a former prisoner. After the tour, return to Cape Town and be dropped off at the V&A Waterfront. Here you will be free to return to your accommodation independently or continue touring the beautiful city.

Robben Island By Air Scenic Helicopter Flight

2. Robben Island By Air Scenic Helicopter Flight

Make your way to the V&A Waterfront Helipad to check in about 15 to 20 minutes before your scheduled shared helicopter flight over the city and coast. Get a safety briefing on arrival, and then proceed to the beautiful flight deck to see the operation up close and personal while you wait to board your flight. Climb aboard a helicopter and start your adventure with a complete circumnavigation of Robben Island. Once airborne you leave the city behind you as you soar over the Atlantic ocean and head straight for the historical Robben Island. Your pilot will confidently navigate the helicopter around the island enabling you to experience the best possible views of the prison, the village and all else that is so unique on it. En route back to the mainland you will get to view the picture perfect combination of Cape Town and Table Mountain with Lion's Head and Camps Bay in the distance. As you descend for landing you fly over the working harbour of Table Bay and get one last look at Table Mountain.

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What people are saying about Robben Island

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 516 reviews

Very refreshing esp if you’re more about your History knowing… and enriching yourself about your basics ie Where your Country’s History is from… the Facilitators are something else esp getting First hand narrative from the EX-PRISONERS ….is a Wow ☝… HAPPY SADNESS filled experience

Alt fungerte utmerket. God guide i township og Robben island-billettene var i boks.

Very insightful. Let about things that aren't mentioned in history class.

It is an eye opening edge cutting heart felt experience.

Great experience indeed! Wheather permitting though