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Robben Island

Table Bay Harbor, Cape Town 8002 South Africa
18 reviews

One of the most moving places to visit, the tour guides are former prisoners, who can offer true insight into the experience.

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    0.15 mi

    Victoria Wharf Mall

    0.15 mi from Robben Island
    13 reviews

    Your basic high end mall. Why come to South Africa to go mall shopping? There are a few craft centers and food emporiums in the vicinity that are worth visiting. Also, the departure point for the ferry to Robben Island is close to the Victoria Wharf Mall.

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  • 2
    0.16 mi

    V&A Waterfront Craft Market

    0.16 mi from Robben Island
    12 reviews

    it a good place where you can find all national craft. prices are not the cheapest compared to the markets in the street, but things are very nice

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    0.02 mi

    The Clock Tower

    0.02 mi from Robben Island
    6 reviews

    when you visit waterfront, you can not miss it. you will find live music around and it is a pedestrian area, so it is very nice to walk around

  • 4
    0.07 mi

    African Trading Port

    0.07 mi from Robben Island
    5 reviews

    Tacky, expensive and self-conscious. Very little to recommend it. Try the red and blue barns instead.

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  • 5
    0.17 mi

    Nobel Square

    0.17 mi from Robben Island
    4 reviews

    Yes, it's four statues, but it's a part of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and if nothing else it's a good meeting point. But wait, did you know that South Africa is the home to 10 Nobel Laureates? Yup! So, go there and pay your tributes to guys like Nelson Mandela who made this country you are visiting a country ...

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    0.19 mi

    Waterfront Boat Company

    0.19 mi from Robben Island
    1 review
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  • 7
    0.06 mi

    V&A Waterfront

    0.06 mi from Robben Island
    1 review
  • 8
    0.3 mi

    V&A Waterfront

    0.3 mi from Robben Island
    40 reviews

    Cape Town's tourism hub has everything you would expect: tours, restaurants, and lots of shopping. It's a good introduction to the city, but you'll quickly be ready to move on.

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  • 9
    0.29 mi

    Two Oceans Aquarium

    0.29 mi from Robben Island
    17 reviews

    Beautiful wildlife experience...

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  • 10
    0.36 mi

    City Sightseeing Tour

    0.36 mi from Robben Island
    8 reviews

    A nice way to get around, and up to Table Mountain. However some of the stops barely seem worth it. Guides are variable, the second guide we had was amazing with fantastic historical and botanical knowledge however the first bus guide or driver (unsure which) tried to rip us off by not giving us the correct tickets.

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  • 11
    0.8 mi

    Cape Town Stadium

    0.8 mi from Robben Island
    8 reviews

    The stadium is visible from most of the city. I don't know what the interior is like but the exterior certainly catches the eye.

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    0.39 mi

    Vista Bar at One&Only

    0.39 mi from Robben Island
    3 reviews

    Really loved the way they built a curriculum around flagship cocktails, with past, present, and future iteration of each.

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  • 13
    0.91 mi

    Green Point

    0.91 mi from Robben Island
    1 review

    One of the countless scenic spots along the Cape Town coast line running toward the Cape of Good Hope. This location is found along the Sea Point Promenade.

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  • 14
    0.31 mi

    Iziko Maritime Centre

    0.31 mi from Robben Island
    1 review
  • 15
    0.67 mi

    Dumi

    0.67 mi from Robben Island
    1 review
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  • 16
    4.62 mi

    Table Mountain

    4.62 mi from Robben Island
    66 reviews

    Fantastic views over Cape Town. The lift rotates on the way up and down, so enables you to see everything. You can also trek up and down.

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  • 17
    1.34 mi

    Table Mountain Cableway

    1.34 mi from Robben Island
    39 reviews

    The cable car rotates while climbing so everyone has a chance to get a 360 degree view. I think it makes sense to take the cable car to the top and then spend the time and energy exploring the top rather than hiking to the top and then being too tired (at least for some of us) to explore the ...

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  • 18
    3.72 mi

    Camps Bay Beach

    3.72 mi from Robben Island
    22 reviews

    Couldn't help but feel as if I was in Santa Monica but with 100s of thousands of fewer people. As soon I start looking at the price of real estate, I know it's a gem.

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  • 19
    1.87 mi

    Lion's Head

    1.87 mi from Robben Island
    16 reviews

    tried to go up table mountain but the line was 2 hours long, hiked Lion's head instead and I personally believe that the view couldnt be better at table. You get a 360 view of the whole cape... A must go

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  • 20
    1.26 mi

    Table Mountain National Park

    1.26 mi from Robben Island
    11 reviews

    Table Mountain National Park stretches from Signal Hill down to Cape point. Much of it is free to visit. We have visited mainly Cape of Good Hope, Boulders and Silvermine all of which you need to pay to enter. The park also includes False Bay and Table Mountain. The area is recognised as a Natural World Heritage Site, and its ...

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