Cape Town: Robben Island Half Day Tour
- 3 Hours
- 3 Hours
- On request
Formerly a political prison and a leper colony before that, the historic landmark of Robben Island was recently established as a museum, national monument and world heritage site. Experience the conditions of incarceration - view Nelson Mandela's maximum security prison cell (Cell 5) and see the lime quarries. In the one, hard labour was served, in the other prisoners discussed strategy, freedom and the future. Later, many would develop eye problems as a result of the sun's reflection off the lime surfaces. This well-preserved landmark is a monument to the triumph of freedom, dignity and determination over humiliation and oppression. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the Murray's Bay Harbour precinct attractions, such as the Muslim shrine, or kramat, and the Museum Shop.
Duration: 3 Hours
Departs: 9 a.m. - Returns: 12:30 p.m.
Departs: 11 a.m. - Returns: 2:30 p.m.
Departs: 1 p.m. - Returns: 4:30 p.m.
From: Cape Town