Robben Island



Address:

Robben Island
(leave from the V and A Waterfront)
8001 Cape Town, South Africa

Contact:

tel: +27 21 413 4200
fax: +27 21 419 1057

Hours:

Ferries depart every hour 8am-5pm. Tours may be increased to include sunset tours in summer, and decreased in winter or because of inclement weather -- please call ahead

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

Description:

Temporary "home" to many of South Africa's most famous anti-apartheid activists including Nelson Mandela, Robben Island served as prison, place of learning, and international symbol of apartheid governance. Today, the island is an UN World Heritage Site and has taken on the role of museum with tours led by former prisoners. Access is available by ferry from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V and A Waterfront. Book ahead to ensure availability and allocate half a day to the full trip.

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