Robben Island is an island in Table Bay, 6.9 km west of the coast of Bloubergstrand. It means “Seal Island” in Dutch, The Island is roughly oval in shape, 3.3 km in length and 1.9 km in width, with an area of 5.07 km². It is flat and few metres above sea level, as a result of an ancient erosion event. Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was imprisoned there for 18years; the Dutch settlers were the first to use Robben Island as prison.


The island is a popular tourist destination and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999. It is reached by ferry from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town and is open throughout the year, weather permitting, the tour guides are formerly prisoners on the Island. Robben Island Museum operates as a site or living museum.

Township tour to Langa, it is the oldest township in South Africa, it was a designated settlement for black Africans in 1923. Langa literarily means “Sun”. Langa was actually named after Langalibelele, rebel chief of the amaHlubi. Langa is one of the many areas in South Africa that were designated for Black Africans before the apartheid era. Experience a visit to the Langa township community project centre called Guga’sthebe Cultural Centre.

Pick up and drop off at your hotel or guesthouse around Cape Town city centre.

  • Ferry trip to Robben Island and District Six Museum entrance fee
  • Luxury Vehicle with Passenger Liability Cover
  • Qualified Tourist Guide
  • Free Wi-Fi on Board
  • Cold Bottled Water/ Still & Sparkling

Pick up and drop off at Cape Town International Airport is not included.

  • Entrance Fees to activities
  • Lunch at own account
  • Entrance fees at various places of interest will be for your own account


  • In case of non-presentation on the tours, full cancellation fees will apply.
  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your tours.
  • General information and conditions of carriage prices, routes,
    places of interest, destinations, hotels and restaurants are subject to availability and to change
  • Tour departure and arrival are approximate
  • French, Spanish or German and any other foreign language guides are available on request
  • All our vehicles are insured substantially for passenger liability
  • All tours are subject to minimum number of passengers
  • Luggage and personal possessions are carried at your own risk
  • Please ensure that valuables and travel documents are kept safe at all times

Robben Island Private Day Tour

On this full day private robben island tour a typical walking tour, you’ll see four different housing and socio-economic areas, including worker hostels and informal settlements in South Africa.

Duration: 4 hours
Half Day: ZAR2750 per person


Departure: 09h00
Returning: 17h30

  • Ferry trip with guided tour
  • Visit to Nelson Mandela prison cell
  • Visit to District Six Museum (closed on Sundays)
  • District Six Area drive
  • Langa
  • Walk through the Township for about ± 2 hrs
  • Visit to the Township Community Project Centre
  • Free Time to interact in the Community Centre
  • Lunch in Township (Optional and Time Permitting)