In honour of Reconciliation Day, the Robben Island Museum (RIM) is making it easier for South African citizens to visit the island and experience an important part of our history.

The RIM is offering South Africans the chance to visit this famed historical location for a fraction of the price. From December 16 to January 15, locals will pay 25% less for adult tickets to the museum. This rate is applicable for midweek bookings only.

“In commemorating Reconciliation Day, celebrating 21 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and celebrating its first anniversary as a Marine Protected Area, Robben Island Museum (RIM) will introduce a month-long reduced rate for locals,” the Museum said in a statement.

“RIM was declared a WHS on the 4th of December 1999 and celebrating 21 years as a World Heritage Site is a major milestone which calls for festivities. As a site that represents the triumph of the human spirit over adversity and in sharing some local love, RIM saw it fit to offer locals this discount.”

The ticket price includes a return trip to the island, a tour of the island and the museum.

WIM has reintroduced their full seven-day-a-week schedule with limited tour frequency. All necessary COVID-19 protocols are in place to keep visitors safe during their visit.

“RIM is continuously sensitive of the issues both from a business operational perspective and also from a tourist / customer perspective and ensuring we find the right balance to both mitigate operational risk and in maintaining customer satisfaction; whilst prioritising the safety of staff and their livelihoods,” said RIM spokesperson, Morongoa Ramaboa.

“Robben Island is a beacon of light and reconciliation. If you’ve not visited before, it is something well worth considering this festive season. If you have, after the events of 2020, there’s no better place to renew your spirit.”

Tickets can be purchased via Webtickets HERE.

Picture: Facebook / Robben Island Museum

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