Robben Island is a World Heritage Site whose prison held many political prisoners during the Apartheid era, including former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela.
Today, visitors can take a boat trip to the island to learn more about South Africa's history and to enjoy Robben Island's views of Table Mountain.
The Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore is an excellent base for travellers wishing to visit Robben Island. This city centre hotel lies close to the ferry port and also allows easy access to Cape Town's main attractions.
Reserve a room at the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore.
Get a first hand account of history at Robben Island
A prison from the 17th to the 20th century, Robben Island's distance from the mainland made it particularly isolating for visitors. Today, the island is a World Heritage Site and museum, with the prison still standing as a reminder of South Africa's internal struggles.
Daily tours include a ferry trip to and from Robben Island, where visitors can explore the entire island and pay a visit to the museum, guided by a former political prisoner.
The whole trip lasts for around three and a half hours, with a 30 minute ferry ride each way. The ferry leaves at regular intervals during the day from the Clock Tower Precinct on the V&A waterfront.
Staying at the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore
The Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore provides modern Cape Town accommodation
, great dining at the superb RBG restaurant and impressive conference facilities, as well as benefitting from its central location in the city.
After a day exploring Robben Island, the hotel's short distance from the ferry port means rest and relaxation will not be far away.
Book a hotel room at the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore.