Discover the famous Robben Island! 

Robben Island is a World Heritage Site and museum, offering daily tours. The tour begins at the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V&A Waterfront. Once on Robben Island itself, the tour is guided by a former political prisoner of the island, for unique and incomparable insights into the island’s history.

Robben Island is known for its history. As a matter of fact, the island is visited each year by thousands of people. Not only do you visit the cemetery of the leprosy dead, you also get to visit the lime quarry and Robert Sobukwe’s house. In addition, you will also see the blue stone quarry as well as the army and navy bunkers. 

The most powerful part of the tour is a visit to Mandela’s cell! Not to mention, it is a 7-by-9-foot room where a bulb burned day and night over his head for the 18 years he was jailed. As Mandela recalled in Long Walk to Freedom, “I could walk the length of my cell in three paces. 

The guides themselves are former prisoners, and speak openly about their lives inside one of the world’s most notorious gulags.

Don’t hesitate ! Visit Robben Island today!


Robben Island Museum