Secure a ticket for the ferry to Robben Island and visit the prison where Nelson Mandela was kept during Apartheid. Learn about the dramatic history…
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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
I remember the dreadful days of apartheid and reading about the sentences given to brave people who fought for basic civil rights in their own homeland. I’m proud that an Australian Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, was instrumental in the embargoes that helped finally break this hideous regime. Mandela was but one of the heroic souls who endured and the wives and children knew tremendous suffering too. A sobering, saddening but ultimately inspiring experience.
We booked the premium ticket which allowed travel on all 5 routes plus offered a free harbour or canal boat trip and a guided walking tour. The bus routes take you anywhere you might want to go in and around Capetown including the cable car and botanic gardens, as well as the coastal suburbs. We didn’t need a cab once. Staff were very helpful and buses frequent. We’ve used these hop on/off buses in a number of cities and this was the best so far.
I enjoyed the tour as if it was for the first time, I came 2018 December with my hubby and kids. Now I took my mom for a holiday, she can't stop talking about the Robben Island tour is a dream come true. This is one place all human beings or South Africans need to visit in their life time, after visiting this place you feel WHOLE.
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!