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Robben Island with Mandela's Warder

Robben Island with Mandela's Warder

63 reviews
I'll bring you to the island prison where Mandela and I first got to know each other. I'll give you insight into life at the prison, as well as my experience as a white warder under apartheid. And I'll take you to Mandela’s cell, the lime quarry where I used to drive prisoners, and where I used to stay on the…
1 day
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Up to 6 people
Transportation, Drinks, Tickets, Food
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What's included

Water & coffee
Ferry tickets
Public transport

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During his 27 years in apartheid prisons, Nelson Mandela formed close relationships not only with his fellow prisoners, but also with those tasked with keeping him behind bars. I'm one of them.

About the organization

Nelson Mandela Foundation

The Nelson Mandela Foundation is a a non-profit organisation focused on memory, dialogue and legacy work, founded by Nelson Mandela in 1999. We are the custodian of his life and times; we are a committed facilitator of his living legacy; and we are mandated to promote his lifelong vision of freedom and equality for all.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Nelson Mandela Foundation.

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Where you'll be

We'll hop on a ferry and arrive from the V&A Waterfront at Robben Island, where former South African President Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of the 27 years he served behind bars before the fall of apartheid. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Fri, Sep 6
$237 per person
6 of 6 spots left

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Bring sunscreen and something warm for the ferry.
history walk
Robben Island with Mandela's Warder
63 reviews
From $237/person
63 reviews
From $237/person