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"Robben Island" Robben Island Tip by markymark

Robben Island, Cape Town: 42 reviews and 66 photos

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by markymark
 
 

Take a baot trip and tour to Robben Island. Touristy - yes. But also great views of Capetown and Table Mountain. We had a bus tour first round the island - this tour guide switched between hysterically funny and osterely seriously. Very entertaining and informative. Then took a tour round the inside of the jail, by an 'ex-resident' of the jail. Serious, and again very informative. Similar theme and feeling to Alcatraz in a way, but history gives it the edge.

Address: Robben Island!
Directions: Book tickets by phone or at the quay where ferries leave at the Waterfront - Robben Island Gateway (or is it Nelson Mandela Gateway?)
Phone: +27 21 409 5100
Website: http://www.robben-island.org.za

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  • Written Feb 6, 2003
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