Luxury Robben Island Trips with The Only One

Event Africa Contributor 30/08/2018 Traveller News

The Only One, a luxury yacht charter based in Cape Town, has introduced Around Robben Island Trips.

The three-hour excursion can accommodate up to 12 passengers, including tourist guides. Upon arrival, guests board the 20m luxury yacht, where they are welcomed with drinks and canapés.

Accompanying guests on the tour are Christo Brand, Nelson Mandela’s prison guard at Robben Island from 1978 to 1982 and his warden at Pollsmoor Prison for six years, and Sandi Sijkae, a former prisoner on Robben Island. Both will tell their stories of the time they spent on the island.

The guides will also conduct a presentation and Q&A session on the yacht, showing video footage while food and drinks are served.

Beverley Dean, a representative from The Only One, said that the new offering was introduced because Robben Island no longer allows the company to operate private yacht tours to take guests to the island. “This is our alternative option for clients.”

There are no set departures for The Only One’s new Robben Island Trip. Bookings are made on request.