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)

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 4
From R 750,00
Per unit, per night.

118 Big Bay Beach Club

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Big Bay

8.8km North East of center 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.

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Sleeps: 4
From R 850,00
Per unit, per night.

14 Big Bay Beach

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Big Bay

8.8km North East of center 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.

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Sleeps: 4
From R 1 000,00
Per unit, per night.

Blouberg Beach Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Bloubergstrand

8.9km North East of center 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 ...

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Sleeps: 6
From R 1 600,00
Per unit, per night.

Seaside Village 14A

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Big Bay

8.9km North East of center 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.

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Sleeps: 4
From R 900,00
Per unit, per night.

Sand And See 107

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Bloubergstrand

8.9km North East of center 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 ...

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Sleeps: 6
From R 2 500,00
Per unit, per night.

Blaauwberg House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Bloubergstrand

9.0km North East of center of Robben Island - Cape Town

Blaauwberg House is centrally located (25 minutes from Cape Town central) in the original town of Blouberg Strand.

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Sleeps: 8

Blue Robin

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Bloubergstrand

9.1km North East of center of Robben Island - Cape Town

The Blue Robin is a totally refurbished seaside holiday home. We offer a relaxed stress free environment for the business executive or tourist. Entertain associates or friends on our deck which looks out on one of the world's most spectacular views.

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Sleeps: 6 in 3 units/rooms

Kleinebaai

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Bloubergstrand

9.1km North East of center of Robben Island - Cape Town

On arrival at this beautiful beach setting with its stunning accommodation and prime position will immediately feel it's time to relax! Kleine Baai Accommodation offers three beautiful self-catering flatlets for holiday makers and business peop

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Mt Bijoux Preferred Accommodation

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Bloubergstrand

9.2km North East of center of Robben Island - Cape Town

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and situated in Bloubergstrand on the West Coast of Cape Town, you will find the Mt Bijoux Guest House for the ultimate in hospitality, adventure & immaculate opulence...

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Sleeps: 9 in 2 units/rooms

Evening Star

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Big Bay

9.3km North East of center of Robben Island - Cape Town

Evening Star offers two lovely self-catering apartments in a relaxed and stress-free environment.

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