Robben Island & City Center Full-Day Tour

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Duration: 8h
Location: Cape Town, South Africa | Cape Town, South Africa

Category: Day Trips & Excursio

Convenient tour of Cape Town’s must-see highlights
Robben Island, the site of Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment
Panoramic views over the city & Table Bay
Fascinating maritime & colonial history at an old fort
Ancient exhibits & natural history at South Africa Museum

Guided tour of Robben Island and Cape Town city center
Admission to Robben Island, Castle of Good Hope, and South Africa Museum
Return ferry ticket to Robben Island
Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Cape Town hotel


Uncover significant historical landmarks that are central to Cape Town's identity and admire a view of the entire city from its iconic natural feature, Table Mountain. Visit historic places and take a journey through time while the popular sights of Table Bay are revealed one by one.

Begin with a boat trip into the bay and cruise out to Robben Island, infamous as a prison that held many political prisoners, most notably Nelson Mandela. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, take a tour of the former prison, now led by the former prisoners.

Back on the shore enjoy a drive through the vibrant Malay Quarter, learning about the city's Muslim heritage. Make your way to the Table Mountain Ariel Cableway; if it's a clear day, purchase a ticket to the top for outstanding views of the Atlantic seaboard.

Conclude your tour back in town; visit the pretty Company's Gardens, which is home to the South Africa Museum's intriguing pieces of ancient and natural wonders. Admire the country's oldest surviving colonial building at the Castle of Good Hope.

Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book: Children 1 and younger are complimentary., Maximum group size is 16 people., If Robben Island is closed, you will receive a refund for the Robben Island ticket., If Table Mountain is closed, you will visit Signal Hill instead.

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