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Robben Island Prison Museum and Township Tour-Full Day provided by Raw Tours Cape Town

Robben Island Prison Museum and Township Tour-Full Day

Robben Island Prison Museum and Township Tour-Full Day
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About
On this tour, you will learn finer details of the history of world statesman Nelson Mandela, His imprisonment and life at Robben Island for 18 years of his 27 years. You will also interact face to face with those still living under the inhumane effects of apartheid during the Langa leg of the tour. Despite attaining independence in 1994, many blacks are still living in shacks and delipidated houses.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 178712P11
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pick up from your hotel and drop off after the tour
  • Return ticket to Robben Island Museum from the V & A Waterfront Mall at the Gateway to Robben Island
  • Return transfer to Langa for the township experience
  • African Lunch in an African restaurant
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Robben Island Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Town Central
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up all travellers in Cape Town up to Camps Bay –those outside this pickup area must find their way to the Robben Island Gateway at the V & A Waterfront and are advised to be there at least 30min before the ferry departs. Departure times are subject to boarding times on the tickets.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Dress comfortably/ wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Inclusions
  • Pick up from your hotel and drop off after the tour
  • Return ticket to Robben Island Museum from the V & A Waterfront Mall at the Gateway to Robben Island
  • Return transfer to Langa for the township experience
  • African Lunch in an African restaurant
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Robben Island Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Town Central
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up all travellers in Cape Town up to Camps Bay –those outside this pickup area must find their way to the Robben Island Gateway at the V & A Waterfront and are advised to be there at least 30min before the ferry departs. Departure times are subject to boarding times on the tickets.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Dress comfortably/ wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Robben Island Museum
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Cape Town
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Guga S'thebe
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Timothy M
5 contributions
Complete South African History
Dec 2020 • Friends
Robben Island is a famous and notorious place. But the most crucial aspect of this experience is the history which it holds.

It was surreal to imagine Nelson Mandela and a host of other political prisoners spent such a long time at this cold place. The living conditions are extremely harsh surrounded by the ocean all 4 sides.

The guide was so knowledgeable as he is an ex prisoner who was incarcerated during the period of Nelson Mandela.

The last part of the tour was a township tour of Langa township which complements the history of South Africa with Robben island.

It was amazing to see the locals not slightly fazed by the groups of tourists walking around.
Thanks to the guide Remmy
Written December 6, 2020
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rawtours
Hi Timothy Thank you for taking time to write such a detailed review. We appreciate it. It brings a smile to our faces to know that you thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the tour. It is indeed an unforgettable experience and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Thank you so much. Regards Team Raw Tours
Written December 15, 2020
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Shadreck
3 contributions
Long walk to freedom
Nov 2020 • Family
This was an eye opener visiting this prison museum which holds an emotional history of Nelson Mandela.

The history infrastructure and the whole surroundings are totally amazing. It takes someone with a big heart to learn and forgive the previous regime considering how they treated the political prisorners.

For those interested in global history this is a must do experience in Cape Town
Written December 2, 2020
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rawtours
Hi Shadai Thank you for writing this review. Indeed Robben Island is an iconic landmark where history was made. We are glad you enjoyed the breathtaking infrastructure as well as the history that the place has. Thank you once again. Regards Team Raw Tours
Written December 15, 2020
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Sam
4 contributions
Eyes catching and breath taking.
Dec 2019 • Friends
My favorite part was the feeling reality of being at were great man Mandela was prisoned. Also the feel that i was actually on the island.
Written September 14, 2020
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rawtours
Hi Sepi_tr We appreciate your great review of our Robben Island tour. Indeed Nelson Mandela was and still is a global icon. It is a lifelong experience to walk in his footsteps. Thank you so much!! Regards Team Raw Tours
Written September 19, 2020
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Travis Armstrong
9 contributions
A life-changing experience
Jan 2020 • Couples
Our city tour guide Mr. Remi made sure we were picked up early and had more than enough time to make the ferry. The tour was magnificent, so much history and a sense of aw being there in person. I appreciate all.if the tour personnel who made it a very pleasant experience even though it's a somber reminder of a crime against humanity.
Written June 25, 2020
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Hi Afro-American Thank you for your review. Raw Tours prides itself in creating amazing "life changing" experiences all the time, everytime. We are glad you were blown away by the experience you had with us and you also learnt a lot about South African history along the way. Thank you once again. Regards Team Raw Tours
Written June 29, 2020
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Thobekile
5 contributions
Great Vibes
Jun 2019
We did a tour with 20 students from overseas and Remi our driver and host gave us a beautiful tour of the township.

We had a good time Remi is kind hearted and good spirits.

I highly recommend his services.
Written May 26, 2020
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Hi thobss123 Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere that we strive to create in all our tours. Job well done to Remmy the tour guide one again. Cheers. Regards Team Raw Tours
Written May 28, 2020
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Travis A
6 contributions
Robben Island Tour
Jan 2020 • Couples
Remi is the best! He’s a kind spirit who made our tour experience better than we could have imagined. He’s so knowledgeable of the subjects of not only the local culture but of the southern cape. I highly recommend Remi to everyone for the best tour experience of Cape Town and the surrounding areas.
Written January 20, 2020
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rawtours
Mr Travis Thank you so much for you review. That is our tradition at Raw Tours to ensure you get value for money. We go the extra mile to ensure we take you to some of the hidden gems. It was a great feeling taking you on this and other tour but i also learnt a lot by interacting with you. We really appreciate. Team Raw Tours
Written January 22, 2020
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