|Year RIM was established||1997|
|Ticket Price||Adult – R340
Child – R190
Rescheduling Fee – R60
|Booking Means||Box Office at NMG
Webtickets online platform
|Refund Policy||Tickets are refunded / rescheduled in the following situations:
i. Weather conditions prohibit safe ferry to Robben Island;
ii. The ferry experiences operational difficulties that prohibit travel; and
iii. The passenger is not able to attend the trip due to hospitalisation and mortality.
*Refunds will only be issued against the return of your ticket and proof of identification.
* Tours are subject to change depending on the season.
|Duration of Tour||The tour takes between 3.5 to 4 hours. This includes the return boat trip. The tour starts at the NMG where the ferry is taken to the Island.|
|Tour Experience||You will then disembark at Murray’s Bay Harbour situated on the eastern side of the Island and take a short walk to the buses that will transport you to all the historical sites around the Island. Alternatively, a walking tour to the prison is first undertaken, followed by the Island Bus Tour.
You will meet your Tour Guide when you have boarded the busses.
The full tour route includes the graveyard of people who died from leprosy, the Lime Quarry, Robert Sobukwe’s house, the Bluestone quarry, the army and navy bunkers and the Maximum Security Prison where thousands of South Africa’s freedom fighters were incarcerated for years.
|Other Tours||Private Tours – When a group is taken on an exclusive visit of the Island.
Private Charters – This is an exclusive tour from ferry to tour of the Island.
Helicopter Tours – Landing of visitors through helicopter for a tour of the island.
Educational Tours – School Groups (Concessions available from 2 May to 31 October, subject to availability)
|Cameras||All cameras are allowed to be taken to the island, however tripods are not allowed. Furthermore, pictures and videos taken may not be used for commercial purposes.|
|What should I wear on the Island?||We recommend that you wear of comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses and sun protection cream.|
|Sea Sickness||If you are prone to seasickness it is advisable to take sea sickness pills/medication an hour prior to boarding the boat.|
|Proof of Identification||Proof of identification is required when booking and boarding. ID document, drivers licence, passport or birth certificate are accepted, as well as copies of these.|
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