Robben Island and The City

The Robben Island and City tour is designed for you to experience the best highlights of Cape Town’s city centre in one day.

Hop on the ferry at the V&A Waterfront and take a ride to Robben Island. First there is a scenic bus tour of the island, followed by a Prison Tour conducted by an ex-political prisoner. And yes, you will get to see Nelson Mandela’s prison cell in case you were wondering. Visit historical & cultural sites in Cape Town’s city centre and take a ride in the awe-inspiring cable car to the top of Table Mountain. All we can say: Don’t forget your Camera!!! #selfiesforafrica

Robben Island & City Tour Highlights:

Robben Island ferry trip and tour of the former political prison (weather permitting)
Table Mountain (cable car fee not included; weather permitting)
Bo-Kaap (Cape Malay Quarter)
A walk through the Company Gardens
The historic Castle of Good Hope
SA Museum

Tour Length: Full Day
Schedule: Daily
Departs 08:00 
Returns 17:00
Transport: 6 – 14 Seater Minibus

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Q: How do I get too Robben Island:
A: You take a boat from the V&A Waterfront

Q: How long is the boat trip
A: About 30 minutes

Q: Are there any Lions on Robben Island
A: YES sea lions, but they are mostly in the water.

Q: Where is Robben Island
A: Robben Island is an island in Table Bay, 6.9 km west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa.

Q: How did Robben island get its name?
A: The name is Dutch for “seal island.”