Robben Island

A visit to Robben Island to honour Nelson Mandela. This Tour is an educational tour about some of South Africa’s history with the chance to view and explore Nelson Mandela’s prison cell. This is a Museum that must be visited at least once in your life. If South African history interests you, then Robben island is the best way to experience the true post-Apartheid time.

Hoza Africa will collect you from your destination and transfer you to the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V & A Waterfront. From here you will go embark a ferry and travel to Robben Island which is approximately 14km away. This tour takes around 3.5 hours which includes the ferry trips.

You will disembark at Murray’s Bay Harbour which is situated on the east coast of the Island. From here you will take a short walk where you will get the chance to see buildings which were used for family and Lawyer visits and a high wall built by the prisoners during the 1960s. You will then climb on a bus that will transfer you to all the historical sites around the Island.

We will then meet the Robben Island Tour Guide once aboard the bus. The Tour guides inside the prison are former political prisoners. They are fully knowledgeable and familiar with the Island’s complex 500-year-old history. The tour includes the graveyard of people who died from leprosy, the Lime Quarry, Robert Sobukwe’s house, the Bluestone quarry, the army and navy bunkers and the Maximum-Security Prison where thousands of South Africa’s freedom fighters were incarcerated for years. The tour concludes with a viewing of the famous Nelson Mandela’s cell where he spent 18 of his 27 prison years.

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Robben Island

Robben Island from the air
Robben Island prison entrance
Robben Island prison
Nelson Mandela's prison cell