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

Cape Town

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Remondy Clementia

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Tour Overview

Secure your Robben Island boat ticket with us by taking the ferry to Robben Island from Cape Town and visiting the prison where Nelson Mandela was kept during Apartheid. Learn about the dramatic history of South Africa from one of the former prisoners.


07/16/2022 - 02/27/2023

Tour Type

Guided Tour



Physical Difficulty


Tour Start At

8:00 AM


4 hours

Tour Description

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.

Tour Highlights

  • Robben Island Boat Ride Experience
  • Nelson Mandela Cell
  • Robert Sobukwe (House)/Isolation Cell
  • Full History from an Ex-Prisoner

Tour Includes

  • Pre-booked return Robben Island Ticket
  • One way transfer from your accommodation to the Waterfront
  • Bottled water
  • Guided Tour at Robben Island
  • Return Boat Trip 

Tour Exclusions

  • Hotel drop off
  • Lunch
  • Tips and Gratuities

Additional Info

  • Robben Island tickets are non-refundable if you cancel
  • Tickets are refundable or postponed when the tour is canceled due to bad weather
  • South African citizen pays ZAR 800

Cancellation Policy

For Free & Easy cancellation policy, kindly note that you can cancel for a full refund up to 24 hours before the experience starts. Cancellations less than 24 hours before the experience starts will incur 100% cancellation fees and be deemed non-refundable. Some of our experiences require good weather conditions. Should an experience be cancelled due to unfavourable weather conditions you will be offered either a full refund or an opportunity to reschedule your tour for a different date, providing that there is availability. Our small group tours require a minimum of two people to depart. Should we not meet this requirement, you will be offered a full refund or an opportunity to reschedule for another date when we have our next departure.


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