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Free Robben Island untold Walking Tour

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Michael
Registered on April 06, 2022

Good day, My name is Michael and I am a registered Regional and Provincial Cultural Tour Guide, as well as a registered Overnight Off Trail Mountain Adventure Tour Guide. I was born in Cape Town and married with one daughter. I have worked and travelled throughout South Africa, as well as in many countries in Europe. We also do tours all over South Africa including Rock Art Tours, Safaris, Adventure Tours, Wine Tours, National Parks, and more.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Robben Island untold

"Secret places . . . we'll take you there"

*Child friendly*

* This is a walking tour in and around the V+A Waterfront, and not a tour to the island itself.
Meet your guide outside the ticket office of the Two Oceans Aquarium. The guide will be wearing an official tourist guide badge.

******** ! Do not wait at the ticket office for the red sightseeing bus ! ********



  • Places of interest
  • Khoisan history (indigenous people of the Cape)
  • Buildings
  • Architecture
  • Works of art
  • Ruins
  • Artefacts
  • Plants and flowers
  • The early Portuguese arrivals
  • The Dutch East India Company
  • The British influences
  • Penguins
  • Shipwrecks
  • People
  • Cultural heritage
  • Religious prisoners
  • Leper colony
  • Political prisoners
  • Escaped prisoners
  • Churches
  • National monuments
  • Sites of significance

 All our tours are based on proper research and facts, and the information shared is not meant to be disrespectful to anyone's   gender,  country, religion, ethnicity, culture, ancestors, place of origin, political persuasion, traditions or practices.
Your guide will take you back in time and talk about how Robben Island was named, to how the island has played and important part of the history and the development of the Cape of Good Hope.
A family member of the guide is actually a surviving Political Prisoner from the apartheid era. He served many years on the island, his jail cell being two cells away from Nelson Mandela's.
There a many different reasons why visitors have an interest in Robben Island, and your guide will detail these for you.

Why choose a 90 minute walking tour?

  • This tour is a "must do" for anyone who wishes to take the trip across Table Bay for a visit to the island. You will have a good background to start off with, including a better understanding of the experience. 

  • It is also a good way to learn about Robben Island, if for instance, the weather is too bad for the passage or the trip is out of commission for whatever reason.

  • A tour to the island lasts about 5 hours on average, if you do not have the time to spare for a tour to the island itself, this 90 minute experience is just the way to go.

  • Some people may experience sea sickness, may be in the final stages of a pregnancy, or may be afraid of a sea passage. Our tour is a more relaxing and a safer option.

The tour finishes back in the heart of the V+A Waterfront where one can enjoy refreshments at a restaurant in the area.
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  • Meeting point:
    Shop 005 Breakwater Blvd, Victoria & ...
    Shop 005 Breakwater Blvd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
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    Please meet your guide outside the Toy Kingdom Store. The guide will be wearing an official tourist guide badge.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Lynne 18 Nov 2022
Indian Wells

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Another great tour with Michael. Love that is so knowledgeable and passionate about his city and it’s history.
Berte 22 Oct 2022
Bad Staffelstein

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Awesome (walking) tour. For summing it up -> Interesting facts that we learned during an amazing sunny day in a vibrant area presented by a charismatic, very authentic and highly experienced person. To be repeated ASAP.
Karen 24 Aug 2022
San Jose

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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
Nos da otra cara de la isla, información qie uno no ve. Vale la pena hacerlo, es muy informativo y educativo
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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