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Robben Island, Table Mountain and Cape Town City Private Day Tour

Cape Town Central, South Africa

From $179.15

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • Stress-free door-to-door service from your hotel
  • Tour Robben Island with a former political prisoner and see Mandela’s cell
  • Visit Cape Town’s most important sites during a guided bus tour
  • Ride a cable car to the top of Table Mountain, a UNESCO world heritage site

What's Included

  • Robben island boat trip & museum ticket (round trip)
  • Private Tour Guide/Driver, Vehicle and Fuel
  • Pick up and drop off at accommodation in Cape Town
  • Bottled water onboard the vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Table Mountain cable car entrance ticket @ R380.00 per adult; R190.00 per child

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

08:00 AM

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Table Mountain and Robben Island activities cannot be cancelled after booking as these tickets are non-refundable unless any of the following occurs:
  • In the event that Table Mountain cableway is closed due to unfavorable weather conditions on the day, the guest will have 7 days in which to utilize the Table Mountain tickets. Should the guest not be available during this period for this activity, Table Mountain will issue you a refund for your ticket back onto your credit card.
  • In the event that Robben Island museum cancels the boat trip you will receive a refund for the boat trip entrance fees. Rescheduling of bookings can be done and would require 48 hours in advance - is subject to an administration fee. Rescheduling is also subject to availability.
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel for verification at Robben Island
  • Full Names, dates of birth and Nationality is required for each participant.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

    Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Robben Island, Table Mountain and Cape Town City Private Day Tour?

    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas

    Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Robben Island, Table Mountain and Cape Town City Private Day Tour?

    A:The policies on sanitization are:
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

    Q:What is the social distancing policy during Robben Island, Table Mountain and Cape Town City Private Day Tour?

    A:The policy on social distancing is:
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

    Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Robben Island, Table Mountain and Cape Town City Private Day Tour?

    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff

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    28 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 28 reviews
    Amazing Robbens Island Capetown Tour
    Michelle_J, Dec 2022
    A must do tour in Capetown. Amazing Capetown experience. Started with Ferry Ride to Robbens Island, a very informational tour of Robbens Island by a former inmate with Nelson Mandela. After a quick lunch at the V & A Waterfront, we were off to an informational CapeTown City Tour with our Amazing Tour Guide, Joshua. Next we took a Cable Car ride to the top of Table Mountain. It was a long day but well worth the experience.
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Good day Valued Client Thank you for the review and your detailed informative experience you had on this tour.We are more than happy that you had a memorable time on Robben Island and enjoyed the delicious food with breath taking views. All the best travelling.
    Amazing Learning Experience!
    Tasha_D, Oct 2022
    Our tour guide Robert was amazing ensuring that we saw all of Cape Town before heading to Robben Island. He was truly knowledgeable and very accommodating. If you book with this company, be sure to request Robert for your driver. We enjoyed speaking with an ex prisoner at Robben Island and immersing ourselves. I would definitely return.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Good day Valued Client Thank you for taking the time to review our services. We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience at Robben Island and could experience the knowledge of your guide who is happy to hear that you had a great time. Travel safe.
    denise_p, Sep 2022
    Our guide Ruben was very knowledgeable about all the areas of Cape Town and a wonderful historian. He explained parts of Tabletop mountain flora and animals. We also went to the botanical gardens which made the day a memorable journey to add to our travel books. Robben island was very interesting and in itself a beautiful island. The guide we happen to have there was a former prisoner. I would recommend this tour if you like birds, flora, wildlife and definitely request Ruben.
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Good day Valued Client We are absolutely delighted to hear that you had a great experience at our top historic places in Cape Town ,the views from these places are amazing which always makes Cape town a special place. We hope you would carry these memories with you and recommend us to the rest of the world so they could experience this to. Safe travelling.
    Cape Town and Robben Island
    Veronica_F, Jul 2022
    This was a very well organized whole day tour that allowed us to see a lot in one day! Our guide Gavin was wonderful. It was my sister and I and Gavin was very knowledgeable and attentive. He made sure the day went smoothly and we never felt rushed! I highly recommend it!
    Excellent tour guide
    Elsie_M, Mar 2022
    Our guide Rueben was the best, after the day we had learnt so much about the history of Capetown and Robben Island. He was patient with us, he was very professional, very attentive l can say at the end we made a friend in him. We cant wait to come back and use his services and also to recommend to family and friends. Thank you Rueben, we really appreciate.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Dear Elsie, Greetings from Ruben your guide and from all of us here in Cape Town. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback review with the rest of the World. We are so delighted to hear that you had a great time with us and that the tour met your expectations. Kindly stay safe.
    A lifetime tour
    Marumo_R, Dec 2021
    The Robben Island tour was a painful reminder of how hard this freedom was achieved. I think it is one such tour that all people should have in their lifetime. Only if our political leaders could also go and be reminded what the struggle for liberation was all about, this country would be far better by now.
    Response from Host, Dec 2021
    Dear Marumo, Good day to you and thank you for taking time to review our Robben Island tour. We are so delighted to hear that the tour met your expectations. Thank you for the recommendations. It’s all about educational. Stay safe.
    The tour guides are well informed.
    Lesego_M, Dec 2021
    A great experience it was and would recommend people to visit the Island. The tour guides are well informed.
    Response from Host, Dec 2021
    Dear Lesego, Good day Thank you for sharing your amazing review with us and with the rest of the World. W are so delighted to hear that you had an amazing moment on this tour. Thank you for recommending this experience. Stay safe
    A day in Robben Island and Cape Town
    Aly_M, Nov 2021
    The experience were wonderful and the tour were perfect. The tour guide David were very friendly, in time and with a big knowledge of Cape Town history.He provided us a fantastic day. The tour in Robben island were fantastic also. From Ally and Sadia Mussagy
    Response from Host, Nov 2021
    Dear Aly and Sadia, Greetings to you all , Thank you for the great review. We are so happy to hear that you guys had an awesome time in Cape Town and that the your was very educational, this is what we aspire to share with the world . Stay safe and thank you for the business opportunity you have given us during this moment when our Tourism industry is still struggling, Kind regards
    Great experience in Cape Town
    Idah_M, Aug 2021
    Lovely tour and great tour guide who was patient and very knowledgeable about the city and the monuments.
    Response from Host, Aug 2021
    Dear Idah, Greetings from all of us here in Cape Town at Kabura Travel Desk. We are so happy to hear that the experience offered met your expectations and that the tour guide was great in executing his or her job . We appreciate your rave review as it will help other travelers to make decisions on their planned trip(s) to our beautiful city . Stay safe
    AntwainDonte_H, Jan 2021
    The experience was amazing. Our tour guides were beyond friendly, helpful, proactive, and informative.
    Response from Host, Jan 2021
    Greetings valued customer, Thank you for your valued feedback. We are delighted to know that your tour experience was great We definitely look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you for choosing Kabura Travel and Tours
    Quite nice but a bit rushed
    Hevsy, Mar 2020
    We had a nice day out although the weather was very hot. Our guide took us to the Mandela Gateway and gave us tickets for the boat for Robben Island. He stayed in Cape Town. The boat was quite comfortable and we were allowed to stand and look outside. We were then divided up onto some rough old buses. We had a guide on the bus who was very strict and said we definitely could not speak a word when she was talking. It was hard to tell if she was serious or trying to be funny. I was sorry that we were not allowed to get off at some of the sites because it was very difficult to take photos through the the closed windows and across other people. We were then dropped at the prison and were given an interesting tour by an ex inmate. We saw Mandela’s cell and other various courtyards and cells. We then returned to the ferry and were met the other side by our guide. He asked if we wanted to stop for lunch or not which I thought was a bit odd as we’d been out since 08.00. So he found us somewhere to eat which was average but felt a bit rushed. We then went to Table Mountain. It was very busy but we eventually got in the gondola. At the top the guide left us to walk round ourselves and asked us how much time we needed. We had no idea so suggested half an hour, again I got the feeling we were being rushed. As it turned out half an hour wasn’t long enough and we weren’t quite back in time and as soon as half hour had passed he was chasing us on the phone. The top of Table Mountain was interesting and there were lovely views from the top but it was seriously crowded. We had been up Signal Hill the day before which was much more peaceful and had great views, although obviously much lower down. It was all very rushed up there. We then had a look round Bo Kasparov but I got the impression he wasn’t that keen on going there. He had some difficulty with the manual gear box and stalled several times in the hills going up which was a bit scary. We went back through the city to our hotel and passed several interesting sites that I would have liked to stop and see, plus take photos but this didn’t happen.
    Table mountain experience
    Cledia_W, Feb 2020
    Tour guide was prompt, knowledgeable and pleasant ... I would recommend using this agency again and the tour guide..
    Peter was the highlight of the tour!
    Tayesha_H, Feb 2020
    Our Driver Peter was amazing. He was very attentive and personable. He gave us very great details about the city and did not leave our side. We felt safe and enjoyed his company. The cable car was shut down because of winds so we were not able to go to the top of the mountain but Peter was accommodating.
    Good tour inspire of adversity
    Ed_D, Feb 2020
    Weather played a strong role in our tour, but we were impressed with the guide’s and company’s flexibility. Our guide was right on time to pick us up at our hotel. He was knowledgeable and prepared for the day. Unfortunately, the day would have gone better if we had done Robben Island first and Table Mountain second. As it was, we went to Table Mountain which was totally fogged in. Had a nice walk around the summit. Then we found out that the afternoon boats to Robben Island were canceled due to weather. We had to scramble to figure out what to do. We enjoyed our tour of the castle and botanical gardens and the company arranged for us to do Robben Island two days later. We appreciated their flexibility. Kudos to the guide and tour operator for their support in adversity.
    Robben Island, Table Mountain
    John_S, Feb 2020
    Both Table Mountain and Robben Island were closed due to weather and this was not the fault of the driver. He was fine but we were disappointed in the fact that what we signed up for was not available.
    Good trip around Cape Town
    kensimonsen, Feb 2020
    Started with Robben island. An ok experience because of its history. Couldn’t go to table Mountain because of weather. So our guide took us around CT, Signal hill and told a lot of history. We got the tickets for Table Mountain and did it on our own a couple of days later. Amazing up there.
    Great day out
    John_B, Feb 2020
    Loved it but we could have spent two hours on table mountain instead of 30 mins. Large crowds meant we had to queue and we had a ferry booked for 11am to Robben island. Excellent tour of the prison with an ex prisoner that was originally sentenced to 25 years for treason but was released after 7 years. Peter our guide for the day was also excellent
    Robben Island and table mountain with city tour
    Julie_W, Apr 2019
    Ruben was an amazing excellent tour guide very informative and friendly we had an excellent day and would thoroughly recommend this personalised tour with Ruben as your guide
    Great tour
    Awilda_S, Nov 2018
    Our tour guide Felix was wonderful and informative. He looked after our safety and even carried our bags.
    Absolutely amazing
    Mary Lou 'cody' S, Jun 2018
    We had a wonderful guide named Joseph who escorted us around for the day. He went above and beyond to ensure all our needs were met when we changed the schedule around. Joseph is very professional, polite and friendly. He spoke knowledgeable about all the sites we visited and answered all our questions. We loved every moment of the tour! We would, without a doubt, recommend viator


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