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Be prepared to pay $12 more for a ticket if you are not a South African - what a joke. Didn't buy a ticket on principle. A group of Swedish tourists at the sales window next to me also refused to pay extra and preferred...More
The tour of Robben Island was one of the highlights of our trip to South Africa. I will not forget the story of our guide, Mr. Makwela, who (like all of the guides) was held there as a political prisoner. The experience of being in...More
Visiting the island is in 3 steps, with a very poor organisation.
1. Take the metal boat at Cape Town. You will be confined in a closed cabin, without air and without view (windows are low and dirty). No possibility to have a view on...More
Started with the boat ride over staff were offering take pictures but be aware they do expect to be tipped. An interesting day the ex prisoner who gave us the tour of the prison was very passionate and happily answered all questions. It was nice...More
The tour of Robben Islanthe Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with a boat ride to the island with beautiful views of Cape Town and Table Mountain from the sea. Nearing the island, the view shifts to the surprisingly verdant and wildlife populated Robben Island.
Our family of four enjoyed the tour of the Island. The highlight of the tour was hearing from one of the actual prisoners. The telling of his story was so authentic and articulate that the images of the prisoners appeared on mind as I looked...More
We booked the Robben Island trip on the 19th of july. We arrived in the morning to hear our trip got cancelled because of the weather! We couldn’t book another trip because the next 2 days were fully booked. They send the money back to...More
We bought tickets to go to Robben Island and queued up waiting to get on the boat. The boat was rammed with people and the water was choppy. When we arrived we were all told to get on the coached in front of us. We...More