Accommodation in Cape Town allows you to gain easy access to Cape Town waterfront and book a ferries to Robben Island. Click HERE to find preferred accommodation or use the search box provided. To go to this Island is still an experience of immense power. Few places in the world symbolise the struggle for freedom against oppression of basic human rights, as Robben Island does. Ferries depart at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm, weather permitting, from Nelson Mandela Gateway, at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
Robben Island is a complex, sensitive eco-system. In terms of South African law, the Island is a protected nature conservation area and, as a World Heritage Site, has to balance additional stringent conservation requirements with the Museum’s mission of ensuring public access to the Island’s heritage.