From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom.- more info
Now, Robben Island is a World Heritage Site and Museum, offering daily tours. The Tour begins at the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V&A Waterfront with a Multimedia Exhibition, Museum Shop and Restaurant, after which, guests hop onto the Ferry, for a scenic trip to the Island. Once on Robben Island itself, the tour is guided by a former Political Prisoner of the island, for unique and incomparable insights into the island’s History.
Parents who want their children to learn more about South Africa’s Political History and gain insight into the struggles and triumphs of the past, will find this Robben Island experience one of the many ways to share South Africa’s History and ensure that our children appreciate our City’s Heritage.
Ferry tour from V&A Waterfront to Robben Island
See where Nelson Mandela served the majority of his sentence
Island tour guided by a former political prisoner
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