Geographical Information;
    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
    Width-2.5 km
    size-574 hectares
    Highest Area- 30 m above sea level.
    Annual Rain Fall- between 300mm and 400mm
    stats available from Robben Island Recreation Club

      where to book,
      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.

    what it costs,
    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
    Nelson Mandela Gateway: Tel: (021) 413 4200 Fax: (021) 419 1057
    Ticket bookings:

    It is possible to visit the Island by Helicopter Contact:
    Civair, at POBOX. 120 Newlands, 7725, Cape Town. or (021) 419-5182

    useful reading,
    the island:A History of Robben Island 1488-1990by Harriot Deacon Robben Island Symbol Of Resistanceby Barbara Hutton
    Dreaming Of Freedomby Mayibuye Books/Sached Books. 1994
    Robben Island:The Reunionby Mayibuye Books/Sached Books.

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