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  1. South Africa
  2. Western Cape
  3. Cape Town
  4. Robben Island

Robben Island Ferry Ticket and Township Combo Tour

Product ID: 125879
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Visit some of the notorious townships of Cape Town, including District Six, and learn more about South Africa's apartheid policies. Then, visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up service

Pickup is available from hotels, guesthouses and accommodation within 10 kilometers of the city center. Pick-up time depends on your hotel location. • Between 8 - 8:30 AM: Camps Bay, Bantry Bay, Sea Point, Green Point, Waterfront. • Between 8:30 - 9:00 AM: City Center, Gardens, Tamboerskloof. • For Rondebosch, Observatory, Mowbray, Woodstock please be ready to be collected between 7:30 - 8:15 AM. If you are staying outside of the pickup area, the meeting point will be outside the V&A Waterfront hotel between 8:40-8:50 AM.
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a 50% refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about life under apartheid in some of the townships of Cape Town
  • Visit the townships of Langa, Bonteheuwel, Gugulethu and Khayalitsha
  • Meet a traditional African healer, see local beer being made and visit a primary school
  • Get the chance to support local businesses and markets
Full description
Explore District Six, where 60,000 inhabitants were forcibly removed during the 1970s by the apartheid regime. Drive to Langa and learn the history of the oldest township at sites like the Old Pass Office and the monument to Robert Sobukwe.

Learn about life during apartheid on a walking tour of the hostels and shacks. Visit a shebeen (pub) and try some homemade beer. See a traditional healer in action, and then drive through the Bonteheuwel township, reserved for the "colored" community during the days of apartheid. Hear about the division of people and its impact within communities today.

See the Gugulethu 7 Memorial to the members of an anti-apartheid group killed by the South African Police in 1986, and the memorial to the American student Amy Biehl, murdered by PAC supporters in 1993. End in the Khayelitsha township and hear about the work the Philani Center does for local mothers and children.

Afterwards, get dropped off at the V&A Waterfront to take your ferry to Robben Island.
Includes
  • Robben Island ferry ticket
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned minivan
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel drop off
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Please make sure to have the ID used when booking on the day of the tour (copies will be accepted as well)
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• The optional Robben Island ticket is subject to availability and weather conditions. If the ferry gets cancelled after the township tour has taken place, you will be given the chance to reschedule (based on availability) or receive a partial refund
• You will get the opportunity to support local businesses and markets throughout the tour
• The tour ends at the Robben Island ferry gateway. You will be asked to make your own way back to your hotel
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 110 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.4/5
Organization
4.4/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.7/5

Organized by

Sams Cultural Tours

Product ID: 125879