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Historical Site Robben Island

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Located in South Africa :: Western Cape (Cape Metro)  :: Robben Island
Category: Attraction :: Historical Site

Description [ correction ]

Robben Island is an island off the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town. It is a World Heritage Site and museum which served as a place for banishment, isolation and imprisonment during the Apartheid era. The island was also used as a post office, a grazing ground, a mental hospital and an outpost. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1997. Robben Island is also known as the holding place for the imprisoned Nelson Mandela, who served 18 of his 27 years on the island. A ferry tour can be taken from V&A Waterfront to Robben Island. On the island the tour is guided by a former political prisoner of the island. (Aug-16)

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Western Cape (Peninsula), South Africa
Tel :  +27(0)21 413 4200
Fax :  +27(0)21 419 1057
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here

Opening Times :  [ correction ]

Mon-Sun: 09:00-13:00

Directions [ correction ]

Not available

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Fee/s :  Ferry Tickets: ZAR 320.00 per Adult. ZAR 180.00 per Child under 18. (Aug-16)

Facilities [ correction ]
Accommodation (Guest House), Landing Strip, Restrooms, Shop (Museum Shop), Museum
Other Facilities :  Penguin Boardwalk. Cemetery. Light House. Churches. Kramat. Historic Prisons. Jetty. Harbour. Resource Centre.

Activities [ correction ]
Tours and Excursions, Guided Walks, Whale or Dolphin Watching, Photography
More Activities :  Historic Prison Tours. Penguin Tours. School Tours.

Travelling Information

Self Drive Access :  No

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