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About Robben Island

Robben Island is a tiny island measuring 574ha and located roughly 11km offshore of Cape Town in Table Bay. The island means many things to many people. Prior to 1994, it was mostly a place of suffering and last used as a maximum security prison for political prisoners.

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742 accommodation listings within km from Robben Island. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

The Glam Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Guest Lodge in Cape Town City Centre / CBD, Cape Town

The Glam features rooms with decorations of actresses like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.

The Glam rooms have an...

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R1600.0

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12.2 km from Robben Island*


Grand Blue D

Apartments, Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Sunset Beach, Cape Town

Welcome to Grand Blue-D, A modern boutique guesthouse designed to appeal to business and leisure visitors to Cape Tow...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
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R1000.0

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12.6 km from Robben Island*


The Rocks

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Camps Bay, Cape Town

Breathtaking views of the mountains and Atlantic Ocean are the trademark of this villa in Camps Bay. A contemporary a...

Swimming Pool
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R8000.0

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16.7 km from Robben Island*


Serenity Villa

Bed and Breakfast, Holiday Homes, Self Catering, Villas in Camps Bay, Cape Town

In a fynbos paradise. Being in the Cape, one of the world’s richest floral kingdoms, Serenity is grounded in its own ...

Swimming Pool
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R21500.0

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16.2 km from Robben Island*


Bethel Holiday Homes

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Cape Town

After a good night of sleep in one of our comfortable classic or deluxe rooms, you will awaken feeling fresh and read...

Braai Area
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R1650.0

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11.8 km from Robben Island*


VIP Cape Lodge

Self Catering in Gardens, Cape Town

A privately owned lodge with six private and intimate 2-sleeper self-catering units, two of which can be combined for...

Braai Area
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Full Kitchen
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R1500.0

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14.6 km from Robben Island*


City Stay

Apartments, Self Catering in Century City, Cape Town

Knightsbridge is a secure complex, walking distance to shops, restuarants and entertainment. Beautiful views from all...

Swimming Pool
Wheelchair Friendly
Gym
Braai Area
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Full Kitchen
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Jacuzzi
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R1000.0

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16.0 km from Robben Island*


Table View Lodge

Guest Lodge, Self Catering in Table View, Cape Town

Table View Lodge offers comfortable, quality self-catering accommodation in the suburb of Table View, situated just 5...

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Full Kitchen
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R850.0

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11.4 km from Robben Island*


Finchley Villa

Holiday Homes, Self Catering, Villas in Camps Bay, Cape Town

The property is entered from the street level through a stairway. Guests enter into the large open-plan lounge, dinin...

Swimming Pool
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R18950.0

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17.0 km from Robben Island*


Primrose Boutique Guest House

Guest Houses in Table View, Cape Town

* 5 Beautifully furnished and decorated all en-suite guest rooms
* Comfy guest lounge and designer breakfast area.
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Swimming Pool
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R780.0

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9.1 km from Robben Island*


The Walden House

Guest Houses in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town

Nestled against the backdrop of the majestic Table Mountain lies The Walden House. Build in 1900, this gracious Vict...

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R1100.0

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14.2 km from Robben Island*


Manhattan Penthouse 1001

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Cape Town City Centre / CBD, Cape Town

Magnificent 180 Square meters Loft on 3 levels offering double volume ceiling height.

Private open air jacuzzi on b...

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R1450.0

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13.6 km from Robben Island*


Etna Views

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town

This luxury Blouberg accommodation, has a number of plush, quirky furnishings in the lounge area where a large family...

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R2000.0

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9.7 km from Robben Island*


Mountain Manor Oak Lodge Residence

Guest Lodge, Self Catering in Gardens, Cape Town

Stylish Self-Catering Residence with communal Convenience and Comfort.
Newly refurbished, excellent mattresses, white...

Braai Area
Bar
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Full Kitchen
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R462.0

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15.0 km from Robben Island*


UniqueStay Mayfair Luxury Apartment

Apartments, Self Catering in Century City, Cape Town

UniqueStay Mayfair Luxury Apartment offers modern accommodation within Century City, Cape Town. This three-bedroom ap...

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R1530.0

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DreamsCape

Apartments, Self Catering in Cape Town City Centre / CBD, Cape Town

This open-plan studio apartment features modern design elements with a pop of colour and a cozy layout. The sleeping ...

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R980.0

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13.6 km from Robben Island*


Jambo Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Green Point, Cape Town

Built at the turn of the century and nestling in a quiet cul-de-sac at the foot of Signal Hill in Green Point. This a...

Jacuzzi
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Gym
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R1500.0

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11.8 km from Robben Island*


Happy Rhino Hotel

Hotels in Cape Town City Centre / CBD, Cape Town

Happy Rhino Hotel is located in the heart of the city centre, only 2 mins from bustling Long Street and trendy Bree S...

WiFi

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R1500.0

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13.9 km from Robben Island*


Azamare Guest House

Bed and Breakfast in Camps Bay, Cape Town

We define our accommodation and suites through exceptional service, quality facilities and a tranquil environment in ...

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R5000.0

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17.1 km from Robben Island*


Blouberg Studios

Chalets, Self Catering in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town

Blouberg Studio offers guests accommodation in 3 cozy, immaculate fully-equipped, self-catering garden flatlets, and ...

Braai Area
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R680.0

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9.6 km from Robben Island*


VICTORIAN DELIGHT

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Gardens, Cape Town

Victorian Delight is a charming, self-catering cottage located in Gardens, Cape Town. This eclectically decorated, do...

Braai Area
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Full Kitchen
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R1950.0

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14.8 km from Robben Island*


Design Apartment - Green Point - Cape Town

Apartments in Green Point, Cape Town

Brilliant Location - you can walk everywhere, or take Mycity or Über. Luxury 57 sqm apartment with 1 bedroom [queen s...

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R2475.0

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12.2 km from Robben Island*


Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel

Hotels in Cape Town City Centre / CBD, Cape Town

The thirteen-room boutique backpacker is quite unlike anything else in South Africa. Each room uniquely decorated by ...

WiFi
Bar
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R650.0

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13.8 km from Robben Island*


Enchanted Guest house

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Bantry Bay, Cape Town

Enchanted Guesthouse, a four star luxury guesthouse, is perfectly placed where sea, mountain and city are exquisitely...

Swimming Pool
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R850.0

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13.2 km from Robben Island*


230 Lagoon Beach Apartment

Apartments, Self Catering in Milnerton, Cape Town

One of the best locations in Cape Town. Close to amenities and quick access to main Cape Town attractions. Table Moun...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
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R1400.0

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14.1 km from Robben Island*


Houghton Villa

Self Catering, Villas in Camps Bay, Cape Town

This property is 10 minutes walk from the beach. Offering a year-round outdoor pool and 180-degree views of the Atlan...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Gym
Braai Area
Aircon
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Bar
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Wheelchair Friendly
Dishwasher
TV
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R14250.0

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17.2 km from Robben Island*


Cbay58

Self Catering in Camps Bay, Cape Town

CBay58 is a large, modern villa on the border of Camps Bay and Bakoven, arguably two of Cape Town’s finest areas. Nes...

Swimming Pool
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R1295.0

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17.6 km from Robben Island*


M Worx Properties

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in De Waterkant, Cape Town

We have a collection of stunning apartments available for holiday rentals in the Cape Town area; as well as some more...

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R399.0

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13.0 km from Robben Island*


Port View House

Guest Houses in Green Point, Cape Town

Port View House has eight en-suite bedrooms, individually decorated. Furnishing include dark wood cabinets and dresse...

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Braai Area
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R500.0

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12.3 km from Robben Island*


The Parkhouse

Bed and Breakfast in Gardens, Cape Town

The Parkhouse is a Designer Guest House with private en-suite rooms right in the heart of gardens, moments from Park ...

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R1490.0

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14.1 km from Robben Island*


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More info about Robben Island

Robben Island is a tiny island measuring 574ha and located roughly 11km offshore of Cape Town in Table Bay. The island means many things to many people. Prior to 1994, it was mostly a place of suffering and last used as a maximum security prison for political prisoners.

Over the centuries, Robben Island was used as a refreshment station, as a place of banishment, a remote leper colony and lunatic asylum. Here, authorities were successfully able to remove the sick, the abandoned and the criminal from Cape Town society. During WWII, Robben Island was somewhat of a strategic defence site and several old military buildings lie in ruin across the island.

From the late 1400s, Portuguese sailors would stop at Robben Island to slaughter seals, penguins and collect eggs, but it was the Dutch who, over a century later, named the place Robben Island after the many seals resident on the island.

Robben Island of the present is a World Heritage Site and ferries transport hordes of visitors across from the Cape Town harbour three times per day.

The island’s most famous prisoner was Nelson Mandela but there are others that deserve mention; Robert Sobukwe spent 6 years in solitary confinement while the man who assassinated Hendrik Verwoerd, Dimitri Tsafendas, was the only white person to have been imprisoned on the island.

Approximately 30 ships capsized or were beached around the island, the most recent being two vessels a few days apart. In 1998, a Taiwanese trawler ran aground. The Sea Challenger was sent to pull the trawler off the rocks and instead, the Sea Challenger was drawn towards the Island and it too, wrecked. Both ships can still be seen rusting away on the south side of the island.

The island is a haven for the rare African Black Oystercatchers and Cape fur seals and African penguins are returning in numbers. A one nautical mile buffer zone protects Robben Island’s underwater resources and the seas are now bursting with crayfish, abalone and other endangered species.

Robben Island is a solemn place, yet those that experienced suffering there will tell you it’s a place of upliftment. Either way, it’s an important part of South Africa’s history.