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Full-Day Robben Island and Cape Town City Tour

From US$105.67
  • Explore Robben Island, Table Mountain and Cape Town city
  • Visit areas important to the history and culture of the city
  • Ferry boat ride to Robben Island
Full-Day Robben Island and Cape Town City Tour
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Full-Day Robben Island and Cape Town City Tour
Maximize your time in Cape Town with this 9-hour sightseeing tour. With your local guide, visit all the must-sees – Robben Island, Table Mountain and a tour of the Mother City's streets. Weather permitting, enjoy a scenic ferry boat ride to Robben Island and spectacular aerial views during the cable car ride to the summit of Table Mountain. In the city, drive through the multicultural Bo-Kaap neighborhood and visit the Company Gardens. All entrance fees and round-trip transportation from select Cape Town hotels are included.
What to Expect
Situated below Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage. Including all the must-sees of any Cape Town day tour, this option is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

The tour commences with a ferry trip across the bay to Robben Island (weather permitting). From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa and of the price paid for freedom. The excursion includes a return ferry to the island, a bus tour on the island and of the prison.

In the city itself enjoy a drive through Bo-Kaap to discover how the Malay slaves influenced the culture, food and aesthetics of this beautiful city and its people. Continue to Table Mountain where you shall reach the top by cable car (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). Enjoy the panoramic views over the city with Robben Island lying sleepily in Table Bay. Also get a bird’s eye view over the Atlantic Seaboard.

Return to the city bowl area to the Company Gardens. Enjoy a walk through the garden and a visit to the SA Museum. This is followed by a visit to the Castle of Good Hope. Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa.

The drive through the city center will also take you past the Houses of Parliament, the Grand Parade and City Hall from where Nelson Mandela first addressed South Africans after his release in February 1990.
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Great Itinerary; Poor Execution

I struggled with the rating for this tour, but at the end decided I had to give it a 1. Let me start by stating, "STAY AWAY FROM ELIOS TOURS!" When I first booked this tour, I thought it would be a great way to...More

Thank rckgrnds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Defnitely a must-do in Cape Town!

Had a wonderful day visiting Robben Island along with a city tour. I met my tour guide Tracy at 8 am and headed straight to the ferry for Robben Island. The ferry ride and Robben Island tour were great. It was about 4 hours all...More

2  Thank Danielle226
Reviewed 20 August 2018
No availabilty

Poor tried to book no availability .....went to see if cancellations every day and quad up again not a great system

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile
Poor customer service

This company has poor customer service. We ended up missing our ferry because they never contacted us or returning our calls to coordinate a pickup. Then they refused to give us a refund.More

4  Thank Kofi A
ILIOSTravelTeam, Feedback Team at ILIOS Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kofi, I am very sorry to hear this! Please provide us with an email address so that I can contact you directly regarding this issue, alternatively please send a mail to marketing@ilios.co.za or give us a call on +27 87 808 2782 so that...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018
goo experience in life to understand the history and the place where Nelson Mandela spent most of his life

travelers must give themselves sometime to pay a visit to Robben Island and the Cape Town City to see the beauty of our country .People will go and come back for another visit the way its so enjoyable to visit Cape Town

Thank Sikhumbuzom1968
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15 July 2018|
Response from gerrymc274 |
Why dont you book the cable car separately then use the City Sightseeing bus to get you there. Gives you more control over when you visit.