Robben Island is well known for being the holding place for the detained Nelson Mandela. Mandela served 18 of his 27 years in jail detained on the island’s jail, however Robben Island has likewise housed a clinic, mental foundation, pariah settlement and army installation amid its rich history.
Presently, Robben Island is a World Legacy Site and historical center, offering day by day visits. The visit starts at the Nelson Mandela Door at the V&A Waterfront with a sight and sound display, historical center shop and eatery, after which, visitors bounce onto the ship for a picturesque excursion to the island. Once on Robben Island itself, the visit is guided by a previous political detainee of the island, for one of a kind and unique experiences into the island’s history.
Day by day visits to the island incorporate the ship trip there and back, an island visit and a voyage through the jail with a former political detainee as your guide. Permit three and a half hours for the excursion (this incorporates the 1/2 hour ship trip every way) and book ahead of time. Ships leave at general interims for the duration of the day from the Clock Tower precinct at the V&A Waterfront.