ABOUT, LONG WALK TO FREEDOM & ROBBEN ISLAND TOUR.
Discover Robben Island prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of the 27 he spent in prison and take the Long March to Freedom in a day. Learn about Nelson Mandela and other political leaders such as Robert Sobukwe and Walter Sisulu’s long walk to freedom. Our freedom in South Africa was really a very long walk and we are proud to share with you, our guests, some important facts about our democracy, culture, past, and current history. Enjoy a private tour in a private vehicle and guide, and share the boat with other travelers. Join a small group guided tour on the Island and take real photos with Mandela’s statue and many more 499 leaders from Southern Africa and abroad.
This Historic tour to Robben Island, Long March to Freedom, V&A Waterfront, and Canal Walk Private Fully Day Tour is one of our most popular full-day tours in Cape Town, your local professional tour guide will introduce you to the birth of Cape Town and South Africa, Robben Island, and Long March to Freedom. We start out this private tour with a visit to Robben Island where we join a guided tour conducted by a former political prisoner of the island’s prison. We will visit various heritage sites, like the graveyard of people who died of leprosy, the Maximum-Security Prison, the lime quarry where prisoners labored, and viewing of Mandela’s cell. We then proceed to Table Mountain one of the 7 wonders in the world and also known as the biggest, longest species of flowers in the World.
- Ferry trip to Robben Island
- V&A Waterfront
- Long March to Freedom
- Canal Walk
A full-day private Cape Town tours exploration designed to spend time at Robben Island, Long March to Freedom, Canal Walk as well as lunch at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
DEPARTURE & RETURN LOCATION
At hotel or guesthouse in Cape Town (Google Map)
09:00 Pick up at the hotel or guesthouse
- A luxury vehicle with passenger liability cover
- The flexibility of choosing places of your interest
- Transport by private vehicle
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Blue badge professional guide
- Bottled water & free Wi-Fi onboard
- Private tour & private vehicle
- The flexibility of choosing tour starting & finishing time
- Hand sanitizer
- Meals and drinks will be to your own account
- Entrance fees to Robben Island
- Entrance fees to Long March to Freedom
- In case of non-presentation on the tours, full cancellation fees will apply.
- Tour duration approximately 9 hours
- English tour guide.
- Private tours (French, Spanish or German and any other foreign language guides are available on request at extra costs of ZAR 1000.00)
- All our vehicles are insured substantially for passenger liability
- All tours are subject to the minimum number of 2 passengers
- Luggage and personal possessions are carried at your own risk
A full-day private Histocial Cape Town tours exploration designed to spend time at Robben Island, Long March to Freedom, Canal Walk as well as lunch at V&A Waterfront.
Robben Island Museum tour
Pick up at accommodation in Cape Town will be 1 hour before the boat departure. You will receive a shared transfer from your hotel in Cape Town to the Silo District where you will be escorted to the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island Jetty. Here you will charter a shared boat to the Robben Island museum where you will be met by a resident Tour Guide who will conduct the tour of the Island. (Please note that our tour guide/driver will not be joining you on the tour of the Robben Island museum.) The entire tour lasts 4 hours which includes hotel pickup, the 30-minutes boat trip to go, a 30-minutes boat trip to return and the hotel drops off. For part of the tour, you will be transported around the island by bus, before you visit the prison cell of Nelson Mandela and take The Long Walk to Freedom at the end of the tour. Upon our arrival back at the Jetty, our Tour Guide/Driver will meet you at the entrance of the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island for your return. You will then proceed to your second stop, V&A Waterfront where you will have your lunch.
Stop at one of the best South African attraction with top award-winning restaurants, You could have your lunch at a restaurant nearby at Victoria and Alfred Mall or go shopping. Situated in South Africa’s oldest working harbor, the 123 hectares (300 acres) area has been developed for mixed-use, with both residential and commercial real estate. The Waterfront attracts more than 23 million visitors a year.
Long March to Freedom
Soon after your lunch at V&A Waterfront, you will be taken to the newly “The Long March to Freedom” which used to have its home in Pretoria. The newly Long March to Freedom has a new home in Cape Town in the Suburb of Century city approximately 10Km away from the City center. This is the Long March to Freedom, part of a bigger development of over 500 life-size bronze icons of South Africa’s struggle for freedom. All the figures together represent a time-line of South Africa’s 350-year journey to democracy. Beginning in 1652 with the establishment of the Dutch East India settlement in Cape Town and ending in 1994 with the country’s first democratic elections. It is the largest outdoor sculptural display of individuals in the world and uses public art to celebrate the country’s heritage while giving visitors the opportunity to learn about South African history in an unusual and entertaining way. All statues featured here must fulfill strict criteria: The individuals must have passed on; They must be depicted in motion; Walking towards the dawn of democracy; And they must have played a significant role in the deliberation of South Africa. The few standing here are but a drop in the ocean of South Africans who played their part, and the long march to freedom ultimately is a tribute to honor them all. This will be a guided tour by a knowledgeable site tour guide.
Right opposite Long March to Freedom statues is Canal Walk Shopping center. This mall was built in 2000 and it was built around the Canal. It has more than 400 shops. Here you can do a mini shopping and lunch in the most beautiful restaurants with impeccable views.