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"Ferry to Robben Island to get best Table Top Pics!" Robben Island Tip by jumpingnorman

Robben Island, Cape Town: 42 reviews and 66 photos

  Nice pic of Table Mountain on ferry to Robben Isle
by jumpingnorman

The ferry going to Robben Island was great because you get to catch the most beautiful pictures of Table Mountain. On the boat, you will be able to get the most complete panoramic picture of Table Mountain as sailors of long ago saw it for the first time...But, on the ferry, they have a limited amount of people who sit at the upper deck. So, if you are intent on getting those good pics, be sure to go up the ferry early to secure a seat.

Robben Island was where Nelson Mandela was locked up for years and years. The prisoners are still alive and there are volunteers who give the tour and were prisoners themselves. This adds a personal touch to the tour as well as making aware that all of this apartheid happened just recently. The amazing thing is that the ex-prisoners have embraced the concept of peaceful reconciliation for the sake of unity within the country.

Phone: +27 21 409 5100

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 1, 2009
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