Robben Island prison tour and Langa Township Shared Full Day Tour

We invite you to join us on a visit to one of the most popular tours in Cape Town - Robben Island boat trip and museum tour. Embark on a walking township tour of one of the oldest townships in Cape Town known as Langa. Meet and greet the locals and experience their culture with the option of a traditional BBQ lunch and taste the flavors that make South Africa a unique nation. Taste the traditional beer which have been brewed by South Africans from generation to generation. This is a shared small group tour and you will be joined by travelers from other hotels.

Duration 8 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Shared Tour Guide/Driver, Vehicle and Fuel
  • Pick up and drop off at accommodation in Cape Town
  • Bottled water onboard the vehicle
  • Entrance fees to Robben Island boat trip and museum tour
  • Entrance fees to Langa/Gugulethu Township Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Robben Island Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Guga S'thebe
What's excluded :
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Cape Town Central, Cape Town Central, Western Cape

[Please note that this is a scheduled (shared) small group tour. We ask that guests be patient during the pick-up and drop off processes.]

Pick up at accommodation in and around Cape Town between 7:30 and 8:15 am and transfer to the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island, Clocktower Precinct, V&A Waterfront. (Guests are required to join the boarding queue at 8:30 am.)

Stop At: Robben Island Museum, Cape Town Central 7400 South Africa

At 9:00 am we set sail to the Robben Island Museum. The entire tour takes 3.5 to 4-hours including the boat trip transfers. Upon arrival at the island, disembark at Murray’s Bay Harbour and take a brief walk to the bus that will transport you around the island. Please note that Kabura Travel & Tours' tour guide/driver will not be accompanying guests on the boat or at the island as there will be a local site guide conducting the tour. The tour includes a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s prison cell and an opportunity to take the Long March to Freedom in the historical footsteps of Nelson Mandela.

After the tour, you will arrive back at the V&A Waterfront jetty. Your tour guide/driver will be waiting for you inside the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island building.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Mzoli's Place, Ny 115, Guguletu, Cape Town, 7751, South Africa

We travel to a township called Gugulethu, known to the locals as 'Gugs'. Gugulethu comes from Xhosa name ‘igugu lethu’ meaning 'our pride'. It was established in 1960 because Langa was overcrowded. Here we will stop at Mzoli's Place for an optional traditional BBQ lunch surrounded by locals if they are around. Your tour guide/driver will walk with you and assist you in placing your order and show you to a table. (Please note that lunch is for your own account and is optional.)

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Guga S'thebe, Washington St, Langa, Cape Town, 7455, South Africa

After lunch we travel to the oldest township in Cape Town - Langa. 
Meet your resident township tour guide who will accompany you on a short walking tour (0.5 miles or less than a kilometer), affording opportunities to interact with locals of Langa township. The township is named after a very respected chief Langalibalele, who was a renowned rainmaker that spent time in jail on Robben Island in 1873 for rebelling against the Natal government. The walking portion will start at Gugasthebe, a tourist information center, where various non-profit organizations teach skills to the local youth. Then, you will visit what used to be a detention center during apartheid, before proceeding to the local shebeen or tavern, where you will learn how the local beer, Umqombothi, is brewed, and enjoy a beer tasting with locals. This will be followed by a visit to the municipal beer hall built-in 1945. Afterward, you'll visit the township's entrepreneurial businesswomen who prepare barbecue (braai) meat on the streets of Langa, In Langa market, you will spend a few minutes with a traditional doctor, or Sangoma (optional). The walking township tour will end at the public library.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Cape Town Central, Cape Town Central, Western Cape

Drop off will be at your accommodation in Cape Town after the tour at approximately 17:00 pm.

Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
  • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
Departure Time :
8:00 AM
Return Detail :
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The Robben Island boat trip is non-refundable and requires 48 hours advance notification should you require a date amendment. Date amendments will incur additional cost of R60.00 per person. Should the tour to Robben Island be cancelled by Robben Island organisation, you will have the option to reschedule (if available) or receive a refund for the value of your Robben Island ticket only.
  • Please ensure that full names and passport numbers are provided upon booking this tour.
  • All participants will be required to show either their passport or a copy thereof at the boarding gates to Robben Island boat trip.
  • This tour will depart with a minimum of 02 people. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Organised by Kabura Travel & Tours A Division of Kabura's Trading (Pty)Ltd

Activity ID: V-12189P36

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