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Half-Day Robben Island Tour from Cape Town: a World Heritage site
Robben Island needs no introduction with regards to the significance of its place in South Africa’s and indeed the world’s history. As “home” to one of the world’s most infamous prisoners, statesmen and leader’s in Nelson Mandela.<
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Step back in time on a history tour
You will be collected from your accommodation at 8am and taken to the Robben Island Museum where you will board a ferry to the island which is 9km away from the V&A Waterfront (entry to Robben Island included in price). The ferry ride is approximately 45 minutes. You will then hop onto one of the buses and be led on a tour by previous inmates of the prison who will tell us stories of their’s and Nelson Mandela’s time in the prison.
The island, a World Heritage Site some 9km (5.5mi) offshore from Cape Town, was dubbed “Robben” (the Dutch word for seal) Island by early settlers in reference to the seal population at the time. Over the centuries, the island has housed a prison, hospital, mental institution, leper colony and a military base. The aforementioned Nelson Mandela spent only 18 years of the 27 years of his incarceration imprisoned on the island.
After the tour of the island you will take a return ferry and your guide will then escort you back to your accommodation at around 1pm.
Lagoon Beach Hotel & Apartments – SA
Overlooking Table Mountain and Robben Island, Lagoon Beach Hotel offers direct beach access in Cape Town’s Milnerton suburb. It offers a beach-side and roof-deck pool and a scheduled complimentary shuttle service to the V&A Waterfront and Century City. Free WiFi is also available in some rooms.
The contemporary rooms at Lagoon Beach Hotel boast stylish décor and feature balconies with views of the city, ocean or Table Mountain. They come equipped with a satellite TV, minibar, tea-and-coffee-making facilities and en suite bathrooms. Some rooms have a spacious seating area and air conditioning, and some offer a view of the courtyard, garden or sea.
Hotel Lagoon Beach has 3 on-site restaurants, catering for all tastes. There is a Brasserie, a pool-side bar and the trendy La Mizu beach bar offering views of the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island.
Guests can relax by the outdoor pool, use the 24-hour gym or enjoy a range of relaxation treatments at the hotel’s Camelot Spa, including massages, facials and body wraps.
The Beach Hotel is located 20 km from the Cape Town International Airport and a 20-minute drive from Table Mountain. It also provides secure underground car parking. An airport shuttle can be arranged at a charge.
Cape Town is a dream destination for locals and foreigners alike.
Cape Town is a dream destination for locals and foreigners alike. The Mother City endears itself to all who have visited her idyllic shores. Azure seas lap white sandy beaches, the vibrant city pulses with majestic Table Mountain as her backdrop, and hometown pride runs thick through the colourful locals.
Cape Town has always been a firm favourite as a travel destination for South Africans and foreigners alike. Voted the number 1 tourist destination in 2011, the fair Cape has a lot to offer any type of traveller. If you?re looking for affordability when it comes to booking your Cape Town trip, then you?re in no better place.
This world renowned tourist destination is located at the tip of the Southern Africa. One of very few places where you are able to indulge in the finest seafood, lush mountainous areas, winelands or even soak up the sun in the many white sandy beaches than in ?The Mother City?. With so much charisma and laid-back tendencies this city would leave you feeling like you on holiday every day of the week -and let?s be honest what could be better than that?
Why visit Cape Town?
– From Table Mountain which is one of the 7wonders of the world to the ongoing parties in Long Street, and the scenic views in Stellenbosch-Cape Town definitely has it all!
– Only in this city are you able to experience South Africa?s history in a powerful and inspiring way by visiting places like Robben Island, Rhodes Memorial, and Iziko South African museum!
– Cape Town has been voted ‘The best city in the world’ by Telegraph, ‘The most loved city in the world’ by CNN World, and the ‘Top 2 beach cities in the world’ by National Geographic-and the list goes on.