Wednesday, December 29, 2021

More sites to see with new Robben Island Museum walking tour

The Robben Island Museum has announced that it will be launching a new walking tour, which will come into effect on Friday.

According to Siphuxolo Mazwi, the marketing and tourism manager at the museum, innovative ways to attract new visitors and better the visitor experience had to brainstormed, largely due to the economic difficulties that came about because of the pandemic.

“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,” said Mazwi.


The four and a half hour walking tour will allow visitors to “walk in the footsteps of South African legends” by exploring the history and biodiversity of the island. Courtesy: Unsplash 


While the bus tours of the island will still be available, the walking tour aims to provide a visit of new sites that were previously not accessible by bus.

Tickets for the tour have been made available on Tuesday, leading up to the launch of the tour on New Year’s Eve. The sites that will visited during the tour include:


1.   The Murray’s Bay Harbour Exhibition

2.   The Visitor Centre Complex

3.   The Land of Banishment for Xhosa Chiefs

4.   The Ou Tronk Exhibition

5.   The Blue Stone Quarry

6.   The World War II Precinct

7.   The Agricultural Precinct

8.   The Lime Stone Quarry

9.   The Maximum Security Prison


The prices of the walking tour range from R620 to R1400, depending on age and whether the visitor is a South African citizen or not. 

 

Done By: Caitlin Maledo

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