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Cape Town: Robben Island Ferry Tour with 1-Way Hotel Pickup

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Take the ferry to Robben Island from Cape Town and visit the prison where Nelson Mandela was kept during Apartheid. Learn about the dramatic history of South Africa from one of the former prisoners.

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  • Take the ferry to Robben Island
  • Visit the cell where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned
  • Learn about life during Apartheid from a former prisoner
  • Pre-book your ticket to Robben Island to secure your visit
  • Travel in comfort with pickup from your hotel


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.


Pickup from hotel and accommodations in central Cape Town Live guide Ferry ticket to Robben Island Tour of the island and prison

Important Information

  • The ferry to Robben Island is subject to weather and sometimes trips get canceled. In case of cancellation, you will be able to reschedule directly at the Robben Island ticket counter (subject to availability) or apply for a refund to GetYourGuide
  • For rescheduled tickets you will have to make your own way to the waterfront
  • The activity provider may phone you shortly before the tour. When booking, please make sure to provide your number
  • Childeren require proof of date of birth.

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