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Robben Island
One of South Africa's most famous sights is Robben Island, located four miles to the west of Cape Town. Its history as a prison is almost as old as the first Dutch settlement on the cape, dating back to the 17th century. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and museum. The guides are all former prisoners, and after touring the graveyard and maximum-security facility, your visit will conclude with a stop at the cell of the island's most famous prisoner, Nelson Mandela. The half-hour ferry ride to and from the island includes breathtaking views of Cape Town and Table Mountain. (Note that there are only three departures daily from the V&A Waterfront in low season—at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. In spring and summer, there's an additional departure at 3 p.m. You should book your ferry tickets far in advance.)
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Robben Island, Cape Town, 7400, South Africa
+27 21 409 5100
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