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A symbol both of centuries of cruel oppression and the triumph of hope, Robben Island has become synonymous with the former leader of the free and democratic South Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who spent 18 years in its maximum security prison. For nearly 400 years the island served as a place of banishment - not just for supposed criminals but also for many other unwanted members of society, including lepers and the mentally ill. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999. The blinding-white limestone quarry, where political prisoners toiled away doing hard labour in the blazing heat, and Mandela's claustrophobic cell in the prison are but a few of the harrowing reminders of the injustices carried out during the apartheid era, and of the final defeat of the regime. Fascinating and inspirational, Robben Island is a must-visit.


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Robben Island Museum details

Address
Ferries depart from Nelson Mandela Gateway,
Clock Tower Precinct,
V&A Waterfront

Area Cape Town

Telephone 21 413 4220, 21 413 4221

Robben Island Museum website

Open Museum 7.30am-7pm daily; closed 1 May. Ferries 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm daily, weather permitting; book in advance.

Cost Ferry & museum R180; R90 reductions.

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By Al[ abdul baba - Apr 10 2014

i would like to know what kind of price you offer for a tour of robben island for 9 pax on 5-5-14. please quote price per person thank you

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By Al[ abdul baba - Apr 10 2014

i would like to know what kind of price you offer for a tour of robben island for 9 pax on 5-5-14. please quote price per person thank you

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By Annatjie Wait - Jan 6 2014

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By Natalie van Wyk - Nov 9 2012

Good Day,

I am very keen on taking my team of 30 financial advisors to enjoy and experience the gorgeous Robben island, kindly advise what the price would be and what kindof packages are available.

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Natalie

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