Robben Island
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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 756 reviews

Emotional, sad & heartbroken to hear/see Sobukwe house/prison....and the story behind.... Wish we should have seen it inside, the same as Mandela's & his fellows..... Standing & listening in the scorching sun after disembarking barking from buses was a little bit to much.... Cells visit & the story behind was too short Registers/time book, boots, etc (in 1 of the 'offices' were never explained The narration was one-sided/focused more on Rivonia Trialists We were told more about Cell No 4 & nothing about Cells 1-3, 5-????? occupants

It was a great experience but I wish we could enter Mr Mandela’s cell. Also, I felt the numbers may have been too much for the tour guide, there was no control when touring the prison cells, the numbers were too much.

Although it was convenient to be picked up it did make the excursion quite expensive. Also it was fairly chaotic at the ferry terminal as we did not receive clear instructions as to where to wait for our tickets.

The whole tour was amazing! We visited a lot of places I haven’t heard before, our tour guide John drove us and told a lot of history information about South Africa! Highly recommended!

Prepare yourself to have a long and satisfying day! Our guide, I think his name is Yoyo, was absolutely amazing! He is very knowledgeable and super friendly!