ROBBEN ISLAND TOUR
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About The Event
•Transfers, Guide |Driver & Entrance Fees
•Minimum 2 People, Single supplement fee may apply for single traveller
Robben Island, Cape Town :
Just 11km off the coast of Cape Town and well within sight of the city lies Robben Island, the stark setting for the infamous prison that once held some of South Africa’s most remarkable political figures - including Nelson Mandela.
Robben Island History
For around 500 years Robben Island was the place where Cape Town's authorities housed its unloved, unwanted and undesirables. From lepers, the mentally ill and common criminals to political prisoners and freedom fighters, the island was a dumping ground for people both living on the margins of society and for those seeking to redefine it.
Nelson Mandela spent 18 years locked away on the island under successive apartheid governments, only to return in 1997 as President of South Africa for the opening of the Robben Island Museum and famously declaring: “(Robben) Island – a place of pain and banishment for centuries, and now a triumph. A symbol of the victory of the human spirit over political oppression; and of reconciliation over enforced division”.
- ROBBEN ISLAND TOURZAR 1,550ZAR 1,5500ZAR 0
- ROBBEN ISLAND TOUR-KidsZAR 850ZAR 8500ZAR 0