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I grew up in South Africa and left at 18 years having never been to Robben Island. My kiwi partner and I did this trip and found it to be incredibly moving and very informative/educational. My partner likened it to as emotional as his trip...More
I’ll get the disappointing bit out the way - our comparison to Alcatraz and also The Khmer Rouge Prison in Cambodia, saw it fail to give the experience and information it promised, and therefore any emotional connection.
There is also a lot of waiting around,...More
They changed things since I last went. It is sadly much more commercial with a horrid building having been built at the far end of the Island in a beautiful empty, windswept spot. Madeba would be disappointed. However you get to see the main sights,...More
An important and historical place. A must see when in Cape town. But really only once. Busloads of tourists are shipped, bussed and spoken to as if you are in a touristfactory. The guids knew there story by hart and even the jokes were probably...More
I lived in Cape Town for part of my life and looked out to Robben Island every day, but never went there. Now, on a visit back home from overseas, I decided to go. The ferry trip takes 20-30 minutes and gave spectacular views of...More
We enjoyed our visit to Robben Island, and enjoyed seeing the island, town, and prison. I know a lot of people want to see this attraction, and we had great guides, but the groups are really larger than practical. If you don't stay up with...More
We were in cape town for 4 days and tix were sold out for the ferry. Really bummed i couldnt go. So buy tix ahead of time if planning to go. Not sure about refund policies because weather does have an impact on ferry rides.