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Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 760 reviews

Everything went well however very much over priced

Too expensive! Face value of the Robbenisland ticket is 360 Rand, approx. € 22,50. We paid €98,06 for 2 tickets. An uber ride from hotel to the ferry is about €4,00. So the real expences were €49,00. Shame on the broker. The Robbenisland tour was excellent! But that is not the broker doing that!

Danson went above and beyond for us the entire day. Great tour!

We had a great time on this tour and although Robben Island took up the majority of the day, our guide Danson made sure we had enough time at each location after that despite traffic on the way down to Boulder’s and Cape Point. Danson was extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. He was also an amazing photographer! We also did not bring enough money with us for the shuttle up to the top of Cape Point and back, but he was more than happy to lend us the fee until we got dropped off. Overall a great experience and a fantastic way to see the beautiful points of Cape Town

Both the township tour and Robbens island were incredible.

What wasn't great was that there was an issue with our tickets the night before. Our driver, Sam, didn't make us aware of the issue until after the township tour and resigned to the fact that we just weren't going to be able to go to Robbens. We were told none of our geoup of 12s tickets were paid for and we would be dropped off at our hotels. That was completely unacceptable to my group of 4. We told Sam we wanted to go to the ticketing office at V&A and discuss our tickets with someone else. After much back and forth, the tickets "magically appeared." We went to the ticketing office. They were unable to accommodate us on our original 1pm ferry and were moved to 3pm. The change in time did effect other plans that we had, which we were not happy about.

Great township-tour, high recomendation!

Great tour with very interesting insight into history and live nowdays. Great guides, well organized and perfectly on time. We were concerned at first if it is ok to visit townships as a tourist, in order not to be a kin d of poverty-sightseer, but this concernes were all quicly dispelled, we hat the impression that people in townships aprechiate the interest and attention (and of course money) these tours bring and we had a very impressive tour and only plesant encounters in this area. the robben island tour was unfortunately cancelled due to heavy winds, but it was no problem to rescedule or to get a refund.

Township and Robben Island Combination Tour Reviewed by

It was an emotional, but remarkable tour MUST SEE!

The ferry made me motion sick it was rocking back and forth a lot so if you have motion sickness it’s recikkended you take pills. When we arrived at the island the 1st part of the tour was ok a bus where they stopped and explained buildings within the camp. I couldn’t get good pictures due tothe windows and other passengers on the bus. The best part of the tour was getting the story told from someone who was actually a prisoner on the island. It was very heart felt. He was an open book and although his story is sad he did not make you pity him because he made it clear that he has forgiven those who oppressed him and he just wants to make sure the story is told correctly. He did an outstanding job holding the crowd attention but also being personable I would strongly recommend this tour

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