From Table Bay Harbour to Murray's Bay Robben Island- 11 km
From Bloubergstrand to Robben Island-7 km
Length of Robben Island-5.4 km
Highest Area- 30 m above sea level.
Annual Rain Fall- between 300mm and 400mm
stats available from Robben Island Recreation Club
Ferries depart regulary, throughout the day at 10am and 2pm. (weather permitting)
The Robben Island Museum departure point, ticket office and curio shop is at the Clocktower, Nelson Mandela Gateway V&A Waterfront.
Tickets are sold at R150 for adults and R75.00 for children aged 4-17 years. Children under 4 come free, but must be included in the booking.
The three and a half hour tour includes a return trip across Table Bay, a visit to the Maximum Security Prison, interaction with an ex-political prisoner and a 45 minute bus tour with a guide providing commentary.
Concession rates to schools and disadvantaged groups are also considered on application to the Education and Marketing departments respectively.
Robben Island Museum is extremely excited about the opportunity to sell tickets for tours to Robben Island at the Tourism Visitors Centre at Canal Walk, Entrance 3 and at Cape Town Tourism Offices at the Clock Tower, V&A Waterfront
Cape Town Tourism Information Office:
Tel: (021) 405 4500
Fax: (021) 405 4524
It is possible to visit the Island by Helicopter Contact:
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