ROBBEN ISLAND UNACCOMPANIED – HALF DAY
Tour Code: FH03
Depart from Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront by ferry for a 25-minute trip across Table Bay to Robben (Seal) Island.
This World Heritage Site and South Africa’s most revered national monument was a prison for some 450 years – for convicts, slaves, exiled Eastern princes, lepers, the insane and those punished for resisting oppressive rule.
Among its more famous inmates was 19th Century tribal chief, Makana, who lost his life attempting to escape by boat across the Bay, and South Africa’s first democratic president, Nelson Mandela, who spent 2 decades of his life here along with some 3000 other political detainees.
This stirring tour is led by guides (some of whom were once inmates) and includes a visit to the Prison Block and the infamous Limestone Quarry, where prisoners toiled, as well as a drive around the island with it breathtaking views across the bay.
Return by ferry to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and enjoy spectacular views of the city and Table Mountain (weather permitting).
Private Return Transfers to/from Robben Island ferry, Bottled Water, Robben Island Tickets (scheduled basis). Excluded: Lunch and services of T&T guide on Robben Island (Robben Island Entrance Fee subject to change.)