South Africa's Robben Island is most famous, or infamous, for having been the isolated prison of former South African President Nelson Mandela and many other political dissidents. During the apartheid years, many political prisoners were incarcerated on Robben Island, situated just off Cape Town's coast. Cape Rainbow's Robben Island tours will allow you to immerse yourself in South Africa's unique history as you learn about the struggle against apartheid and the key players who paved the road to the New South Africa.
Our Robben Island tour is combined with a tour of Cape Town's townships. After the townships, you will be transported to the V&A Waterfront from where the ferry departs for Robben Island. Cape Town's most famous prison is truly unique and former political prisoners who had been detained on the Island will act as your guides. For many this is an extremely moving experience and thus a tour to Robben Island in Cape Town comes highly recommended. On your return we will transfer you back to your Hotel.