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Guest Houses in 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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268 Guest Houses within km from Robben Island. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Oceans Nest Beachfront Guesthouse

Apartments, Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town

Welcome to Oceansnest, Cape Town's exciting new luxurious beachfront accommodation option, situated on the famous Blo...

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R800.0

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8.7 km from Robben Island*


Casa Mia Guest House

Guest Houses in Table View, Cape Town

A Tuscan styled guesthouse located on the banks of the Rietvlei Nature Reserve with 2 Standard, 3 Executive and 1 Pre...

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R1180.0

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13.3 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
TV
Braai Area
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WiFi
DSTV

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R1606.0

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12.6 km from Robben Island*


Bateleur Rontree Guesthouse

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

This elegant home at the foot of the Twelve Apostles and Table Mountain is secure and have off-street parking. Luxuri...

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17.7 km from Robben Island*


61 on Camps Bay

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

61 On Camps Bay is a 7 bedroomed guest house located at the top of Houghton Steps which lead down to the the quiet a...

Swimming Pool
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R1170.0

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17.0 km from Robben Island*


Mandalay Beach Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town

Our individually decorated luxury en-suite bedrooms offer the ultimate comfort to our guests. arrangements.

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R784.0

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9.8 km from Robben Island*


African Dreams

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

Set against the slopes of Table Mountain in the heart of magnetically beautiful and picturesque Camps Bay, African Dr...

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R958.0

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17.3 km from Robben Island*


Mateo Chase Guest Home

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town

Situated in sought after Bloubergstrand within walking distance to beach, Blue Peter and Eden on the Bay.

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R863.0

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8.2 km from Robben Island*


Atlantic Oasis Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Table View, Cape Town

Our downstairs lobby welcomes you with beautiful decorative world wall clocks, with fresh blue, grey colours and gems...

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R1002.0

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10.6 km from Robben Island*


Banksia Boutique

Boutique Hotels, Guest Houses in Rosebank CT, Cape Town

Banksia Boutique Hotel & Spa features Victorian-style architecture. The boutique hotel's luxurious suites boast beaut...

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R1500.0

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19.1 km from Robben Island*


The Nest Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Table View, Cape Town

A large house situated in a quiet, safe, residential neighbourhood. Large garden with braai areas and a sparkling pool.

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R650.0

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13.1 km from Robben Island*


Mulenvo Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town

Mulenvo Guest House is located in the heart of Bloubergstrand, along the West Coast of Cape Town. We are a short walk...

Swimming Pool
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R845.0

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9.5 km from Robben Island*


The Walden House

Guest Houses in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town

At the Walden House, there are seven beautifully designed en-suite rooms, suited to our unique look and feel, that of...

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R2320.0

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14.2 km from Robben Island*


HomeBase Cape Town

Backpacker, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Cape Town City Centre / CBD, Cape Town

Previously known as Penthouse on Long, HomeBase Cape Town is a backpacker accommodation situated in the centre of Afr...

WiFi
Bar
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Full Kitchen
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R224.0

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13.6 km from Robben Island*


Cape Victoria Guest House

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

Cape Victoria has graced the pages of many international magazines including three editions of Elle. It was short-lis...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
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R974

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12.0 km from Robben Island*


Melkbos on D' Beach

Guest Houses in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

The spacious and tastefully decorated double or twin rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Non en-suite rooms are also avail...

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R1234.0

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10.4 km from Robben Island*


WLKom Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Parklands, Cape Town

Our self catering consists of 5 built in spacious bedrooms, and a beautiful living space equipped with a premium tv, ...

Swimming Pool
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R476.0

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12.7 km from Robben Island*


The Cape Amethyst Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town

The Cape Amethyst Guest House is styled to uphold an energetic and warm African and Bohemian theme, situated in the e...

Swimming Pool
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DSTV
Braai Area
Fireplace
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R585

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9.5 km from Robben Island*


Sundown Manor

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Fresnaye, Cape Town

Sundown Manor is a 4 Star guesthouse and we have 11 double rooms. Our sunny patio is an ideal spot for breakfasts and...

Swimming Pool
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R815.0

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13.0 km from Robben Island*


4 On Beach Road

Guest Houses, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

Please note: 4 On Beach Road offers self-catering accommodation in the very sought after Melkbosstrand. The unit can ...

Braai Area
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R1200

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10.1 km from Robben Island*


Bayview Boutique Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town

BAYVIEW BOUTIQUE GUEST HOUSE welcomes you in an architecture of inspirational elegance, offering an immediate feeling...

Swimming Pool
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R1200.0

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14.4 km from Robben Island*


Awali Lodge

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Table View, Cape Town

Awali Lodge offers a variety of accommodation depending on your requirements, all stylish but comfortably furnished a...

Conference Facility

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R857.0

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11.1 km from Robben Island*


Fairhaven Beach house close to Blouberg beach

Guest Houses, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town

Welcome to Fairhaven in Bloubergstrand.

Fairhaven is a charming, sunny self-catering beach home away from home. Of...

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R810

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10.3 km from Robben Island*


Baywatch Guest House & Cape Town Tours - Value for money accommodation close to the beach

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Guest Lodge in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town

The Baywatch Group is able to offer a transfer/shuttle service, home from home stay at Baywatch House, Cape Peninsula...

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
Conference Facility
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen

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R643.0

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10.6 km from Robben Island*


Cape Standard Guest House

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

Beach house meets retro chic with an outside timber deck surrounded by lush tropical plants. Small secluded pool area...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Gym
Parking on Premises
Fireplace
TV

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R990.0

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11.9 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
Bar
Laundry facilities
WiFi
Gym
TV
Aircon
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R1500.0

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11.8 km from Robben Island*


The Manor House

Guest Houses in Higgovale, Cape Town

Nestled in the leafy, wind-free suburb of Higgovale, this heritage home traces its history back to 1692 when Simon va...

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R1600.0

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15.0 km from Robben Island*


Port View House

Bed and Breakfast, 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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Aircon
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R700.0

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12.3 km from Robben Island*


Orange Inn, Melkbosstrand

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

Relax in the comfort of one of eight spacious, luxury en-suite bedroom. All our en-suite bedrooms have their own tea ...

Swimming Pool
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Wheelchair Friendly
DSTV

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R760.0

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14.4 km from Robben Island*


The Lions Guest House

Guest Houses in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town

The Lions Guest House comprises of six bedrooms offering accommodation for up to 12 guests. Each room sleeps two peop...

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R860.0

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14.4 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.

About Guest Houses

For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.