Robben Island

Robben Island

Table Bay, Western Cape province, South Africa


/ Person


1 day

Tour Type

Study/History Tour

Group Size

15 People Max



Today, Robben Island is a stark reminder of the apartheid system, and a symbol of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, suffering and injustice. The maximum-security prison is now a museum where daily tours are conducted by ex-political prisoners. Robben Island is an island in Table Bay, 6.9 kilometres west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, north of Cape Town, South Africa. It takes its name from the Dutch word for seals, hence the Dutch/Afrikaans name Robbeneiland, which translates to Seal Island
  • Take a ferry from the V&A Waterfront to Robben Island
  • Guided tour of the island, including a visit to the former prison where Nelson Mandela was held
  • Return to Cape Town in the afternoon and explore the city
  • Visit Table Mountain for sunset views (weather permitting)