Robben Island is most famous for having been
the isolated prison of former South African President, Nelson
Mandela, and many other black political dissidents, for a whole
generation of black South African prisoners. Before Nelson
Mandela, Robbon Island housed many other dissidents. It was
like Makannas Island.
Trips to Robbon Island start at 09h00 on the
hour until 14h00 with an additional trip at 15h00 in summer.
To book, or to find out more about this offer, call:419-1300 of
Robin Island tours telephone no: 4191300
Robin Island is a 2-hour boat ride from Cape
Town. It is a very historical and memorable place for the
people of Cape Town and South Africa because for 27 years Nelson
Mandela was imprisoned there, he lived in a prison cell on Robin
Island for standing up for what he believed in. In 1994 he
was set free and in that year he ran for president and was
elected in that year. He made history by being the first black
president in South Africa. When he was released the former
president F.W Deklerk broke the apartheid law.