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Robben Island—where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years—was a place of isolation for nearly three centuries, housing many political prisoners and serving as both an asylum and leprosy colony. Today, the island remains a tangible symbol of political freedom and a reminder of the difficult road to South African democracy.

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Half day Robben Island Tour.

Half day Robben Island Tour.

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As one of South Africa’s most visited museums, Robben Island tours are best booked well in advance. This half-day package includes museum admission and round-trip transfer from your Cape Town accommodation, ensuring a hassle-free trip. Learn about the island’s long history from your guide and see the cell that housed Nelson Mandela, then take time to reflect on your voyage back to the mainland.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.59
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Robben Island Tour - Hotel Pick-Ups & stops at interesting places pre/post tour

Robben Island Tour - Hotel Pick-Ups & stops at interesting places pre/post tour

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Tours to Robben Island typically sell out early every day. Ensure your visit by booking this early-morning guided tour that transfers you from your hotel to the Robben Island Gateway at the V&A Waterfront, and then onto the boat to the island.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.46
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Cape Town Township Tour including Robben Island - Walk to Freedom Tour

Cape Town Township Tour including Robben Island - Walk to Freedom Tour

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Take a fascinating trip through South Africa’s difficult past on a tour of Cape Town and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. Visit the District Six Museum to get an in-depth look at the troubling history of apartheid in South Africa, and see how that system still impacts modern life in townships like Langa and Gugulethu. See how residents of these townships work to improve their lives and communities. Take a ferry to UNESCO-listed Robben Island for a tour of the former prison for political prisoners.
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  • 9 hours
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$109.35
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Robben Island, Table Mountain and Cape Town City Private Day Tour
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Robben Island, Table Mountain and Cape Town City Private Day Tour

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This full-day Cape Town excursion offers two tours wrapped into one. With round-trip transportation from your hotel, part 1 takes you via ferry to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. A bus tour of the island, delivered with intimate detail by a former political prisoner, includes a viewing of Mandela's jail cell. Part 2 returns to Cape Town for a guided city bus tour highlighting all its major monuments and places of interest including a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain.
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  • 8 hours
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$158.99
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$158.99

Robben Island Tour & Table Mountain guided Tour

Robben Island Tour & Table Mountain guided Tour

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Make the most of limited time in Cape Town by ticking off two important sights in a day—Robben Island and Table Mountain. After a hotel pickup, set off towards Table Mountain, where you can ride a cable car to the peak. The trip also includes a visit to Robben Island—where you can go on a tour of the island’s historical sights and even visit Nelson Mandela’s former prison cell.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$103.83
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$103.83
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Half-Day Small-Group Township Tour South Africa from Cape Town

Half-Day Small-Group Township Tour South Africa from Cape Town

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Immerse yourself in Cape Town's apartheid-era history on this half-day tour that includes visits to District Six, a local preschool, a local shebeen (pub), and meet a traditional healer. Learn about apartheid and its legacy in South Africa through a guide's enlightening commentary. Enjoy the intimate atmosphere that comes with traveling in a small group of 15 people fewer. Upgrade your tour with an additional excursion to Robben Island.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.94
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Robben Island & Table Mountain Pre Booked Tickets With Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off

Robben Island & Table Mountain Pre Booked Tickets With Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off

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Visit the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island to learn about apartheid and see where Mandela and other activists and politicians were incarcerated during the regime. After lunch (own expense), visit Table Mountain and enjoy free time at Bo-Kaap, a neighborhood known for its colorful houses and Cape Malay culture.
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  • 8 hours
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$150.82
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$150.82
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Robben Island & Table Mountain Historic Tour

Robben Island & Table Mountain Historic Tour

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Robben Island museum tour is one of the most popular tourist attractions in South Africa and is likely to sell out in advance. Embark on a unique opportunity to take the long walk to freedom in the historical footsteps of former President Nelson Mandela. See the prison cell that held & incarcerated him for 18 years of his 27-year imprisonment. Listen to the true-life experiences on the island as told by ex-political prisoners who will give you a live guided tour of the island. Then the breathtaking view of Cape Town city, Table Mountain. one of the best tourist attractions in South Africa and one of the new World's seven wonders of nature, very rich in floral biodiversity, which is home to 8 200 and is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom world heritage site. Take a cableway cart and experience the beauty of Mother City from the far top. Continue to Bo-Kaap, Company Gardens, St George,s Cathedral church, and Groote Kerk.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.81
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Cape Town Boat Trip

Cape Town Boat Trip

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Cape Town activity at its best. On this boat trip we guarantee you the best possible views of Table Mountain and the Mother City. Get to see marine wildlife in their natural surroundings. Very often the friendly husky dolphins tend to play and follow the boat. During whale season you will be awed by the sightings of whales in the bay. The Clifton & Camps Bay boat trip is a true way to relax yet have fun at the time. Our guides are friendly and knowledgeable. If you require a translator, please message us and we will do our best to arrange for a translator (please note that this may incur additional costs).
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.62
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Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Atlantic Coast

Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Atlantic Coast

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Climb aboard a private helicopter for an unforgettable flight over Cape Town! During this 18-minute helicopter tour, see the majestic Table Mountain from all sides and the natural amphitheater of Cape Town’s City Bowl. Soar over the beautiful Atlantic coastline. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of area attractions like the Twelve Apostles, Lion’s Head, and maybe even Robben Island. It’s a thrilling tour of Cape Town.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.85
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Robben Island tour with additional stops at famous spots!!

Robben Island tour with additional stops at famous spots!!

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Make a visit to the must-see Robben Island easy and convenient with an included ticket and pickup at your Cape Town CBD hotel. You'll be escorted on the ferry to the island, then climb aboard a bus for a tour. Learn about famous ex-prisoner Nelson Mandela and others sharing stories about their apartheid-era imprisonment via an audio guide. After the boat trip back to the mainland, you're welcome to explore the waterfront on your own.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$178.46
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Robben Island Tour Transfers from & to Hotel. Stop at surprising locations!

Robben Island Tour Transfers from & to Hotel. Stop at surprising locations!

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Visit Robben Island, known for its maximum security prison and for being a home to socially unacceptable groups over the past 500 years, for a tour of the manmade facilities. Learn how the island was used to seclude freedom fighters and South African presidents such as Nelson Mandela, Kgalema Motlanthe and Jacob Zuma. The island is also home to many species of birds including the African penguin.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.97
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$171.97