ROBBEN ISLAND is a world heritage site most famous for its notorious maximum-security prison and the place that NELSON MANDELA was jailed for 18 years. The island is a symbol of the triumph of democracy and freedom over oppression and racism.You will meet some of the ex-political prisoners and hear their account as to what life was like on the island during the days of Apartheid. The island experience can cause emotions to run high and quite rightly so – a highlight is visiting Nelson Mandela’s cell with its simple stark reality. It is hard to believe that a man could endure so much solitude and confinement and yet still emerge as an advocate to peace, reconciliation and most of all forgiveness to his captors. Nelson Mandela was a truly remarkable man!
TABLE MOUNTAIN is made up of granite and sandstone rock. Today the mountain is famous for its unforgettable profile and the sheer wealth of species, both plant and animal that inhabit its slopes. The cable way has been in operation since 1929 and runs from Tafelberg Road to the top of the famous flat table. The view from the top is something special and a must for all visitors to Cape Town. While at the top there are a number of well laid out walks that can be taken with plenty of view sites for photo opportunities.
The view of Robben Island from the top of the mountain puts everything into perspective. This Full Day tour is split into two, either Table Mountain in the morning and Robben Island in the afternoon or vice versa, weather conditions play a large part in this tour because if the wind is too strong Table Mountain is closed as a safety precaution. It is generally best to do the mountain first as the wind tends to pick up in the afternoon.
ROBBEN ISLAND & TABLE MOUNTAIN TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- TABLE MOUNTAIN AERIAL CABLE WAY
- V & A WATERFRONT
- ROBBEN ISLAND FERRY & WORLD HERITAGE SITE
- ROBBEN ISLAND MUSEUM