A boat ride away from Cape Town, the Robben Island is famous for the imprisonment of the three Presidents of South Africa - Nelson Mandela, Kgalema Motlanthe, and Jacob Zuma. It is a major historic place and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This place will give you the chills, especially if you are a history buff. Do visit the prison to dig deep into the apartheid histories of South Africa. There is also a museum here that hosts tales of the anti-apartheid movement. The Robben Island is almost 7 Km from the city center and is oval in shape, a few meters above sea level, due to an ancient erosion event. If you want to really explore the place, it is a good idea to read about the history of the island before you visit. Also, make sure you do not miss your boat!
Museum and prison cells are a must-see on Robben Island. It is a South African National Heritage Site as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Take a ferry from Nelson Mandela Gateway, situated at the V&A Waterfront to Murray's Bay. It will take 30 minutes and will cost you around R 250 - R 350.
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Admission, including the ferry tickets, is R 230 for adults and R 120 for children.
Admission, including the ferry tickets, is R 230 for adults and R 120 for children.Collapse
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