8 HOURS
DURATION
2-13 PX.
SIZE
ECONOMY, LUXURIOUS
VEHICLES
AVAILABILITY
DAILY
PRIVATE, SHARED
TOURS

 

Robben Island boat trip is one of the most popular tourist attractions in South Africa and is likely to sell out in advance. Secure your shared boat trip and museum tour tickets and skip the ticketing line by booking this tour and receiving return transfers between your hotel and the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island. Embark on a unique opportunity to take the Long March to Freedom in the historical footsteps of former President of South Africa – Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners as well as leaders who fought for today’s South Africa. See the prison cell that held Nelson Mandela incarcerated for 18 years of his 27-year imprisonment. Listen to the true-life experiences on the island as told by ex-political prisoners who will give you a live guided tour of the island.

HIGHLIGHTS

Experience a full day in the Mother City historic tour with a private guide and experience Robben Island, Long March to Freedom, Canal Walk, & V&A Waterfront (where you will enjoy your lunch). This private day tour is relaxed and enjoyable for guests who prefer complete flexibility at the attractions in Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Robben Island
  • V&A Waterfront
  • Long March to Freedom
  • Canal Walk

DEPARTURE & RETURN LOCATION
At hotel or guesthouse in Cape Town

DEPARTURE TIME
08:00 Pick up at the hotel or guesthouse

PRICE INCLUDES

  • A luxury vehicle with passenger liability cover
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Blue badge professional guide
  • Bottled water & free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Entry/Admission to Robben Island

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Food and drinks are to own account
  • Any private expenses
  • Gratuities/tips (Optional) be to own account
  • Entry/Admission fee to the Long March to Freedom

TERMS & CONDITIONS
Daily Departures: At hotel or guesthouse in Cape Town and departure time: 08:00 Pick up at your hotel or guesthouse.

  1. In case of cancellation, a 50% charge will be deducted from costs
  2. Please dress according to the weather and be aware that Cape Town’s weather can change at any time. Hiking shoes are highly recommended
  3. Tour duration approximately 9 hours
  4. English tour guide, entrance fees applicable to the itinerary
  5. Private tours (French, Spanish or German and any other foreign language guides are available on request)
  6. All our vehicles are insured substantially for passenger liability
  7. All tours are subject to a minimum number of passengers
  8. Luggage and personal possessions are carried at your own risk

Robben Island

Pick up at accommodation in Cape Town will be 1 hour before the boat departure. You will receive a shared transfer from your hotel in Cape Town to the Silo District where you will be escorted to the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island Jetty. Here you will charter a shared boat to Robben Island museum where you will be met by a resident Tour Guide who will conduct the tour of the Island. (Please note that our tour guide/driver will not be joining you on the tour of the Robben Island museum.) The entire tour lasts 4 hours which includes hotel pick up, the 30-minutes boat trip to go, a 30-minutes boat trip to return and hotel drops off. For part of the tour, you will be transported around the island by bus, before you visit the prison cell of Nelson Mandela and take The Long Walk to Freedom at the end of the tour. Upon our arrival back at the Jetty, our Tour Guide/Driver will meet you at the entrance of the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island for your return transfer back to V&A Waterfront for your lunch.

V&A Waterfront

Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbor, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has become South Africa’s most visited destination. Set against a backdrop of magnificent sea and mountain views, exciting shopping, and entertainment venues are intermingled with imaginative office locations, world-class hotels, and luxury apartments in the residential marina. We invite you to discover the experience… live, work, shop, and play at the V&A Waterfront. The restaurants, shops, and is nothing less than world-class, making your travel to South Africa a glitzy experience. This is one of Cape Town’s biggest tourist attractions, the Waterfront evokes images of the early activities of the harbor. Much of its charm lies in the fact that this busy commercial harbor is set in the midst of a huge entertainment venue with pubs, restaurants, specialty shops, craft markets, theaters, and movies.

Long March To Freedom

Soon after V&A Waterfront, you will be taken to the newly “The Long March to Freedom” which used to have its home in Pretoria. The newly Long March to Freedom has a new home in Cape Town in the Suburb of Century city approximately 10Km away from the City center. This is the Long March to Freedom, part of a bigger development of over 500 life-size bronze icons of South Africa’s struggle for freedom. All the figures together represent a time-line of South Africa’s 350-year journey to democracy. Beginning in 1652 with the establishment of the Dutch East India settlement in Cape Town and ending in 1994 with the country’s first democratic elections. It is the largest outdoor sculptural display of individuals in the world and uses public art to celebrate the country’s heritage while giving visitors the opportunity to learn about South African history in an unusual and entertaining way. All statues featured here must fulfill strict criteria: The individuals must have passed on; They must be depicted in motion; Walking towards the dawn of democracy; And they must have played a significant role in the deliberation of South Africa. The few standing here are but a drop in the ocean of South Africans who played their part, and the long march to freedom ultimately is a tribute to honor them all. This will be a guided tour by a knowledgeable site tour guide.
Canal Walk
Right opposite Long March to Freedom statues is Canal Walk Shopping center. This mall was built in 2000 and it was built around the Canal. It has more than 400 shops. Here you can do a mini shopping and lunch in the most beautiful restaurants with impeccable views.