Townships to Robben Island


The real South Africa is a story of strength and compassion


Overview

Spend half a day visiting the townships on the outskirts of Cape Town, the scene of struggle, hardship and heart-warming triumph. Then hop aboard the ferry to Robben Island and visit Nelson Mandela’s prison cell.


Daily 08h30 - 17h30

Tour Highlights

  • Essential educational and cultural tour of Cape Town
  • Visit Bo Kaap - the picturesque ‘Malay Quarter’
  • Walking township tour of Langa, meet the residents
  • Ferry to Robben Island and a tour with an ex-prisoner
  • Visit the prison cell where Nelson Mandela was held 

Understanding the struggle for South Africa

Enjoy a full day cultural tour of Cape Town and get to grips with the new South Africa. We proceed through the historic Malay quarter, drive through the remains of what was a vibrant community - District Six - and visit its living museum. After this momentous experience we enjoy a walking tour of the townships. We return to the city for lunch before departing on the ferry for Robben Island and see the infamous cell where Nelson Mandela spent the majority of his 27 years in prison.

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Includes and excludes:
Entrance fee to the District Six Museum, donations to community based projects and the Robben Island Ferry are included. Food and beverages are excluded.

Handy tip:
Sun protection and warm clothing are advisable on the boat trip, and those prone to seasickness should take the correct precautions.

Please note:
Some of these venues may be closed on a Sunday.
 

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