Robben Island

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Robben Island, photo by Harvey Barrison
Robben Island (photo by Harvey Barrison)
 

Robben Island lies off the Western Cape of South Africa, about 7 miles (12 km) from Cape Town harbor.

The island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site most famous as a former political prison from apartheid days. Among its most famous prisoners are Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu.

The island and boat trip there are quite scenic. In addition to prison tours and a museum, it is possible to visit an African penguin colony on the island.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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26 on Zinnia Guest House

26 on Zinnia Guest House is located in Bellville, 500 metres from Voortrekker Hall Bellville. Free private parking is available on site. You will find a kettle in the room. 26 on Zinnia Guest House features free WiFi . Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Chamonix - Accommodation Daddy

Featuring views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as a large wooden deck with outdoor seating and a BBQ, Chamonix - Accommodation Daddy is situated just 1 km from Sea Point Beach. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Ocean View

Ocean View is an apartment located in Bloubergstrand, 20 metres from Table View Beach. There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen. A flat-screen TV is available. Other facilities at Ocean View include a barbecue. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$190

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Ten on Joubert

Ten on Joubert offers modern self-catering accommodation in Green Point, just an 8-minute drive from the V&A Waterfront and a 4-minute drive from the centre of Cape Town. Each luxurious room features a balcony with a view of the pool. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$76

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A09 Dolphin Bay

Situated 300 metres from Kite (Surfing) Beach and 300 metres from Blaauwberg Tourism Office, A09 Dolphin Bay offers accommodation in Bloubergstrand. The property features views of the lake and is 700 metres from Table View Beach. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Perfect Beachfront Apartments

Perfect Beachfront Apartments

Perfect Beachfront Apartments offers self-catering accommodation in the suburb of Sea Point in Cape Town. It is located opposite the Sea Point Promenade. The 2-bedroom apartment contains a flat-screen satellite TV, a safe and lounge area. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$145

$145-
Apartments on Century

Apartments on Century

Apartments on Century offers air-conditioned accommodation in Century City. The property is 900 metres from Canal Walk and free private parking is provided. The kitchen has a dishwasher and an oven, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$145

$145-
Cape Town City Apartment 709

Cape Town City Apartment 709

Cape Town City Apartment 709 is an apartment set in Cape Town, 100 metres from Woolworths (Cape Town). The property boasts views of the city and is 100 metres from Public Assistance Centre (Information & Booking). Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$145

$145-
Seaside Village L11

Seaside Village L11

Situated in Bloubergstrand, this apartment features a barbecue. The unit is a few steps from Seaside Village Shopping Centre, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. The kitchen is fitted with an oven. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$145

$145-
Bliss Boutique Hotel

Bliss Boutique Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and an outdoor pool, Bliss Boutique Hotel offers accommodation in Cape Town, 2.3 km from Milnerton Library. The hotel has a sun terrace and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$146

$146-
Home from Home

Home from Home

Home from Home is a holiday home located in Cape Town, 300 metres from Mun Fong Chinese Supermarket. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. The kitchen features a dishwasher and an oven. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$147

$147-
3 On Camps Bay Boutique Hotel

3 On Camps Bay Boutique Hotel

With an outdoor plunge pool overlooking the rocky Atlantic coast of Camps Bay, 3 on Camps Bay features free private parking. Rooms have balconies and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$147 - $267

$147-
Matrix Luxury Apartments

Matrix Luxury Apartments

The Matrix Luxury Apartments offers accommodation in Cape Town. The unit is 400 metres from Canal Walk Shopping Centre. The kitchen is equipped with an oven, a microwave and a toaster, as well as a kettle. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$148

$148-
La Rhone

La Rhone

Situated in Sea Point, La Rhone offers accommodation in Cape Town, 100 metres from The Point (Shopping Center). This apartment is located within 300 metres of the Sea Point Promenade. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$148

$148-
Neptune Isle

Neptune Isle

Located in Cape Town, this apartment features free WiFi and a terrace. The property is 400 metres from Italian Club and free private parking is offered. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$148

$148-
Quayside

Quayside

Quayside is located in Cape Town, 200 metres from Wellness Emporium. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room comes with a private bathroom fitted with a bath. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$148

$148-
1109 the decks at 67 Long Street

1109 the decks at 67 Long Street

1109 the decks at 67 Long Street is a self-catering accommodation located in Cape Town. The property is 2 km from V&A Waterfront. The accommodation will provide you with a balcony and a seating area. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$148

$148-
Trevoyan Guest House

Trevoyan Guest House

With a solar-heated pool offering views of the Table Mountain, Trevoyan is a charming guest house set in an 1892 mansion. A buffet breakfast is served on the terrace overlooking the lush gardens. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$148

$148-
Manhattan Lofts

Manhattan Lofts

Centrally located in Cape Town, Manhattan Lofts is located on top of a hotel and offers magnificent city views and stylish accommodation. Long Street is only 220 metres away. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$148

$148-
Albion Place

Albion Place

Set in Cape Town, this air-conditioned apartment is 600 metres from Kelvin Grove. Providing free private parking, the apartment is 700 metres from Newlands Swimming Pool. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$148

$148-
Nova Constantia Boutique Residence

Nova Constantia Boutique Residence

In Cape Town’s beautiful suburb of Constantia, this luxurious hotel provides exclusive suites with a strong focus on personalised service, as well as an art gallery and flood-lit tennis courts. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$148 - $289

$148-
Villa Montebello

Villa Montebello

Located at the top of Mount Rhodes, this guest house offers panoramic views of Hout Bay Valley, the Constantia Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. It features a garden with a heated swimming pool. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$149 - $148

$149-

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Historic Prison of Nelson Mandela and Others

The tour consists of a guided bus tour around the island, before meeting a former political prisoner for a tour of the prison area. The island itself is quite scenic, with African penguins usually seen on the tour. The bus tour stops to allow you to take in the view, and buy a snack. Tours run several times per day, seven days a week from the Nelson Mandela Gateway near the clock tower at the V&A Waterfront.
Museums
Combination
Boat Tours
The boat tour from Cape Town to the island is quite scenic, but typically windy and cool, so dress accordingly.
Other Interests:
Natural
Wildlife and Plants

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