Robben Island - Cape Town

Robben Island - Cape Town

Robben Island, off the coast of Cape Town is associated the world over with the struggles and oppression of Apartheid. Today it is a beacon of triumph telling of the victory over human rights abuse and the fight against oppression. At different times between the 17th and 20th centuries Robben Island has been used as a military training base, a prison and even a hospital. During World War 2 soldiers were trained on Robben Island and it was used as a great defence point. Between 1846- 1937 a hospital was on Robben Island for patients suffering with leprosy, mental instability and chronic illness. This was because the island created the perfect place to keep these patients isolated from the community preventing the spread and dangers of the illnesses. At the same time prisoners like Nelson Mandela were being kept on Robben Island for political and common law crimes thus making the island a prison also for the patients who had no cure.

Robben Island is Located about 12 kilometres away from Cape Town. It is 3 kilometres long and 1.5 kilometres wide and rises 35 metres above sea level. When the first settlers arrived in Table Bay they discovered an island full of birds and seals making it a good source of food. Penguin eggs where especially sought after for their size and taste and the seals were not only good for food but also their pelts. This caused both species to drastically drop in numbers. Today however the Island has been turned into a sanctuary to protect them and many tuxedo-dressed penguins now greet you on your arrival at Robben Island. (wtsk)

Accommodation Near Robben Island - Cape Town

Sleeps: 4

118 Big Bay Beach Club

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Big Bay

8.8km North East of Robben Island - Cape Town

This self-catering two-bedroom apartment is in a 24 h security holiday resort. It offers easy access to the beautiful white beaches of Bloubergstrand from where you can enjoy the unmatched views of Table Mountain.

Sleeps: 4

14 Big Bay Beach

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Big Bay

8.8km North East of Robben Island - Cape Town

This up-market holiday apartment is situated directly opposite Robben Island in Bloubergstrand and offers 2 bedrooms (1 double bed and 2 single beds), full bathroom (shower, bath, toilet and basin), fully equipped open plan kitchen/lounge.

Sleeps: 6

Seaside Apartment with Table Mountain Views

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Big Bay

8.8km North East of Robben Island - Cape Town

Featuring a garden with an outdoor pool, Big Bay 219 Provence is a 2 bedroom apartment situated in Bloubergstrand, 300 m from Seaside Village Shopping Centre.

Sleeps: 6

Santa Fé Beach House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Big Bay

8.8km North East of Robben Island - Cape Town

3 bedroom villa in La Paloma Estate, Big Bay/Cape Town

Sleeps: 6

Seaside Village 24a

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Big Bay

8.9km North East of Robben Island - Cape Town

Sleeps 5-6 people. Situated directly opposite Robben Island in Bloubergstrand, 20 min North of Cape Town city and half an hour from Cape Town International Airport, this modern self catering apartment offers superb views of both Table Mountain and...

Sleeps: 6

Bella Mia - Big Bay Beach Club 178

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Big Bay

8.9km North East of Robben Island - Cape Town

This 2 bedroom apartment is situated in a security complex only 12 minutes walk from the beach. Set 200m from Seaside Village Shopping Centre in Bloubergstrand, which hosts restaurants, pubs and supermarket.

Sleeps: 4

Blouberg Beach Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Bloubergstrand

8.9km North East of Robben Island - Cape Town

Would you like to wake up to the sound of the South Atlantic Ocean lapping the shore fifteen meters from your bedroom door? Or would you like to gaze at the famous view of Table Mountain across the bay from your living room? If your answer is ...

Seaside Village Luxury Penthouse Apartments L21

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Big Bay

8.9km North East of Robben Island - Cape Town

This fully equipped luxury beachfront penthouse apartment boasts 3 stylishly decorated bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) and uninterrupted views of Table Mountain (one of the seven natural wonder of the world). Seaside Village is only 300m away from the

Sleeps: 6

Seaside Village 14A

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Big Bay

8.9km North East of Robben Island - Cape Town

Seaside Village 14A is a lovely apartment situated in a complex in Big Bay, Bloubergstrand. It offers guests all amenities needed for a relaxed and comfortable stay.

Sleeps: 4

Sand And See 107

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Bloubergstrand

8.9km North East of Robben Island - Cape Town

It is a spacious 2 bedroom flat, each room with its own en suite bathroom The main bedroom consists of a double bed and a lock-up safe is available in one of it's cupboards. The bathroom consists of a bath and an adjustable showerhead with ...