Is Robben Island Open during Covid?

Visitors are taken to the island by ferry. The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town is where the ferries leave from. Visitors are taken by bus to the Island. The tour price includes transportation costs. In the event of an emergency, only the main entrance and exit will be used. During the lockdown period, 3.5 visitors to the island are not allowed. The ferry will operate once a week until further notice. The total tours cost R500 for non-SA adults and R300 for non-SA children. SA adults pay R380 and children pay R200. The more exclusive helicopter ride costs up to 160dollars per person. The only access to the island is the bus tour.

How much is the Waterfront to Robben Island?

The cost is R340 per adult and R190 per child under the age of 18. The tours leave the V&A Waterfront three times.

Are there still prisoners on Robben Island?

The last prisoners were released in 1991. The island was a medium-security prison until 1996. In 1997 it became a museum and in 1999 it became a World Heritage site.

Are Robben Island tours running today?

The tours run as follows; 09h00, 11h00, 13h00 and 15h00. The V & A Waterfront has ferries departing from it. Depending on the boat used as they have different travel times, the tour takes .

Is Robben Island free on your birthday?

You can visit The Two Oceans Aquarium for free on your birthday or six days after. The only thing you need to do is take your South African ID with you.

Why is Robben Island a tourist attraction?

One of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town is the World Heritage site. The island has a prison, a hospital, a leper colony and a military base. The Island has more than 100 birds species, including seabirds, water birds and terrestrial birds.

What do you wear to Robben Island?

Is it an island? You should wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sun protection cream.

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