Robben Island Museum

Robben Island Museum – Learn more about South Africa’s divisive and tragic history with an emotional tour of Robben Island prison, where freedom fighters were jailed during the apartheid regime. Now a World Heritage Site with a special focus on conserving the island’s natural and cultural resources as well as promoting it as a platform for critical debate and life-long learning. Tours take place daily at 9am, 11am and 1pm, and visitors are transported to the island via ferries which depart from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V&A Waterfront.

Please note All bookings must be made beforehand via webtickets.
Marvel at Nelson Mandela’s tiny prison cell where he was kept for 27 years.

Insider tip Take tissues as some visitors find the tour an emotional one.

Robben Island Museum
Opening times 9am, 11am and 1pm
Contact 021 413 4200,
Cost R380 (SA visitors)
R550 (international visitors)
R200 (SA children, 0 – 17 years)
R300 (international children, 0 – 17 years)

Robben Island is an island in Table Bay, 6.9 kilometres west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa. The name is Dutch for “seal island.” Robben Island is roughly oval in shape, 3.3 km long north-south, and 1.9 km wide, with an area of 5.08 km

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