New walking tour on Robben Island

A new Robben Island Museum (RIM) walking tour starting on Friday December 31 will allow tourists to explore the island’s rich history and biodiversity.

In addition to the standard tours by bus around the Island, RIM intends to highlight more sites with the walking tour, which will visit eight historic sites including the Murray’s Bay Harbour Exhibition, the Visitor Centre Complex, the Land of Banishment for Xhosa Chiefs, the Ou Tronk Exhibition, the Blue Stone Quarry, the World War II Precinct, the Agricultural Precinct, the Lime Stone Quarry, and the Maximum Security Prison.

“Against the backdrop of the economic onslaught of Covid-19 on the global tourism industry, we have had to re-evaluate our offerings and find ways to improve the visitor experience, particularly to attract repeat visitors in the domestic market,” says Siphuxolo Mazwi, RIM marketing and tourism manager.

“The tour will be divided into smaller groups and accompanied by an experienced tour guide that will ensure the visitors’ safety, provide informative commentary along the way, answer questions, and dispel myths.”

The walking tours will be available Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7.30am to noon and 1pm to 5pm. A complimentary water bottle and cap will be provided. Visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing including closed shoes. All Covid-19 protocols will be observed. Emergency medical services are available on site.

Tickets cost R1000 for South African adults and R620 for South African children aged 2 to 18 years; and R1400 for non-South African adults and R820 for non-South African children aged 2 to 18 years.

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