This ultimate experience lets you enjoy some of the iconic luxuries that the Mother City holds dear to her heart. On the City and Robben isialnd tour, we will learn about the historical heritage that makes these destinations ever so popular. Let our guides lead the way, and tell you all about the country’s past and what it has become today as we stroll around the city and then explore Robben Island.
The City and Robben Island tour has two legs. On one leg we will make our way down to the V&A Waterfront and set-off this leg of our journey to one of the most historic places in South Africa, Robben Island. On the Robben Island tour a short ferry ride takes us there, some of which were the same boats, used to transport ex-prisoners and staff to and from the island.
Once we arrive at Robben Island, we will tour the island on a bus ride to all the historic sites, including the maximum-security prison where we will take a prison tour held by an ex-prisoner, and visit President Nelson Mandela’s prison cell. On the Robben island tour you will be handed over to the Robben Island tour guides themselves. A truly authentic experience where you will tour the island and meet ex-prisoners that lived in the prison cells many moons ago during the arpartheid era.
After the Robben Island tour, we’ll make our way back onto the ferry and continue the tour enjoying; the views overlooking Cape Town from afar which are nothing short of simply magical. The backdrop of Table Mountain from the sea is a real sight and you won’t get to see these views from anywhere else.
The second leg of the tours takes you to tour the City of Cape Town and we will begin our walk past the historic landmarks of the city including the Castle of Good Hope, the Houses of Parliament and the Company Gardens.
Journeying on through the historic streets of Cape Town, we will enjoy the sights of the beautiful architecture and heritage buildings. The tour will take you to the vibrant and cultural Green Market Square, where you can take advantage of the liberty to purchase some great souvenirs to take home. Drive through the Malay quarter, and discover more true history, where the area has been barely touched for centuries. The Malay quarter is famous for its colourful heritage buildings which still stand today.
After the City and Robben Island tour, we’ll then head back to your drop off point. After a day full of South Africa’s culture and history, you’ll be leaving more fulfilled and knowledgeable about the history of our beautiful land. The Robben island tour sequence will depend on available ferry times, we may tour the city first or we may start with the Robben Island tour.
- Pick up from accommodation
- The ferry ride to Robben Island
- Prison tour by ex-prisoner and visit historic sites
- Nelson Mandela’s prison cell.
- Viewing point at Signal Hill
- Explore the city and its historic landmarks
- Walk through the Company Gardens
- Visit Green Market Square: Craft market, restaurants and coffee shops.
- Drop off at accommodation
Cape Town, Robben Island, South Africa
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Certified tour guide, transport in an air-conditioned vehicle, Robben Isand ferry tickets.
Why take a private Cape Town city and Robben Island tour ?
- Save time and avoid multiple accommodation stops on pick up and return transfers.
- Enjoy your own exclusive mini bus and private tour guide.
- More individual group attention.
- Tour flexibility and substitution.
- Taylor make your tour to suite your group expectations.
- Avoid the poor reliability and punctuality of other members.
Booking a tour with us is easy. Fill out the contact form and lets get started. If you are good to go just let us know and we will book you straight in, alternatively we will be back in touch in just a minute to assist you with any questions or personal requests. We are always happy to assist and love to help you plan your perfect day out with us.