Cape Town Robben Island Museum Tour

Cape Town · History and Politics

Summary

An incredible tour for those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of South Africa’s political history, travel via a boat ride from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront to Robben Island, an island off the coast of Cape Town that is famed for its detention of prisoners during the anti-apartheid struggle, including scores of political leaders and activists, the most famous of which is the South Africa’s former president, Nelson Mandela. As well as visiting Mandela’s cell, the tour includes a visit to the infamous limestone quarry.

Tour Highlights

  • Robben Island
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

Detailed Itinerary

Robben Island Tour

After arriving at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, enjoy a boat ride across the bay to Robben Island, now a World Heritage Site, where South Africa’s former president, Nelson Mandela, spent 18 years of his incarceration. Upon arrival at the island, a guide, who is also an ex-prisoner, will begin the tour, taking travellers to view Mandela’s cell as well as the limestone quarry. After the tour, return to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and enjoy time at leisure.

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