Robben Island Museum (RIM) has announced its latest offering, a walking tour that allows tourists to explore Robben 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. Visitors will visit eight historic sites: 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.
“The walking tours will offer tourists a new and exciting option while also offering people who have already experienced standard tours a chance to learn more about RIM's rich heritage,” explains Siphuxolo Mazwi, Marketing & Tourism Manager at RIM.
“The tour will be divided into smaller groups and accompanied by an experienced tour guide who will ensure the visitors’ safety, provide informative commentary along the way, answer questions, and dispel myths.”
The tours are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 07h30-12h00 and 13h00-17h00. Visitors must arrive at least 30 minutes before and a complimentary water bottle and cap will be provided.
Tickets are R1 400 (€77) for non-South African adults and R820 (€45) for non-South African children. Rates for locals are R1 000 (€55) and R620 (€34) respectively, and tickets are already available on RIM’s online booking platform.