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Half Day Visit To Robben Island Prison Museum provided by Flamboyant Travel and Tours

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Half Day Visit To Robben Island Prison Museum

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Updated 18/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 18/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Travelers should book this tour as it is a very informative and provides a lot of information about the social ills in South Africa. A lot of history is learnt on this tour especially with regards to the fight for freedom of South Africa. This is a tour where information is provided by people who lived the experience and not guides who had to study to acquire the necessary qualifications. The Guides here are ex-political prisoners and ex wardens who either worked or were imprisoned at the same time with political prisoners like Nelson Mandela. There are multi-layers of history which tells travelers of the ills of apartheid and how the current regime is trying to create an environment of inclusivity. There is a rare opportunity for travelers to visit the former cell of Nelson Mandela and even take photos.
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  • Pass by Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
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    Robben Island Museum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Take an emotional 40 minute ferry trip to this island museum which has been declared a world heritage site. Go on a bus tour of this island as you visit and learn about the infrastructure on the island. Visit the blue quarry where political prisoners used to labor as part of their time on the island. Explore the island and come to the house where Robert Sobukwe was kept a prisoner. Take a walk on this island which is surrounded by the ocean but has amazing views of the city of Cape Town and Table mountain. The climax of this tour is a visit to former Nelson Mandela's prison which attracts thousands of visitors annually. Learn about how the political prisoners used to spend time at this island and their difficult social life. The food they ate, conditions under which they survived are all heart wrenching let alone the fact that non white prisoners went bare foot.
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Important Information
  • Return ferry ticket to Robben Island Prison Museum
  • Pick up from your hotel and drop off after the tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Registered and Accredited Tourist Guide
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Robben Island Museum
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sam wrote a review 14 Sep
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A day became very short considering the good experience we had at Robin Island. It was so good seeing Mandela prison cell and the feeling being on the Island was amazin. Thank you Remi for your wonderful service.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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