Join us on a half-day tour experience by taking the ferry to Robben Island and tour the prison where Nelson Mandela was confined for 18 years in a very small unhuman cell with horrible sleeping conditions and hard labor. Learn about South Africa's sad past history of Apartheid and life in prison from a former prisoner. (Tour Guide).
We will collect you from your Cape Town hotel and surrounding areas on a shared bus to the V&A Waterfront. Collect your ticket from your guide if this was not sent to you during the booking and make your way to the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island. Sail out to the island on a 45-minute journey.
Upon arrival at Murray's Bay Harbour at Robben Island, embark on a bus tour of the island before visiting the prison and the cell where Nelson Mandela was kept for 18 of his total of 27 years in prison before he was transferred to Poolsmore Prison for 7 years and to Victor Vester for another 2 years where he was freed on the 11th of February 1990.
When the boat returns to the V&A Waterfront, Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island, you will disembark from the boat. Here you will be free to return to your accommodation independently or continue touring the Waterfront experience in particular and the beautiful city of Cape Town in general.