Doing the half-day Robben Island tour from Cape Town: a review; Sofie; Wonderful Wanderings


South Africa – Robben Island

We did a half-day Robben Island tour from Cape Town, South Africa. This post provides practical information on how to go to Robben Island and a review.

It was a sunny day when we headed to the Cape Town Waterfront to catch the boat to Robben Island for our half-day Robben Island tour. We’d visit the place which once held prisoners of the Apartheid regime in South Africa – Nelson Mandela being the most famous among them.

THE HISTORY OF ROBBEN ISLAND – A VERY BRIEF SUMMARY

In the 17th century, the Dutch settlers were the first to hold political prisoners on Robben Island. The Brits followed their lead a century later. Around that time, the island also got its own whaling station, a leper colony and an animal quarantine station.

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