Children’s Month is celebrated to honour the young ones who fill our lives with wonder and joy.

Make November Memorable For Children At Robben Island

2023 And what better way to make the month memorable than by visiting one of the most iconic Cape Town Big 6 attractions — The Robben Island Museum. This remarkable landmark offers a unique and educational experience that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. And with Robben Island Museum offering discounted rates for children this month, there’s no better time to visit!

In celebration of Children’s Month during November, Robben Island Museum (RIM),  is offering free access to children (under 18) visiting RIM, accompanied by paying adults. In South Africa, Children’s Day is celebrated nationally on the first Saturday of November, while World Children’s Day is celebrated annually on 20 November. This offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate for, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for all children.

“The children’s promotion will offer children and families an exciting, bespoke experience, which includes a knowledge hunt, encouraging children to interact with the site while sparking a conversation around the understanding of the history of our country and how this relates to their world currently,” said Siphuxolo Mazwi, RIM Senior Manager for Tourism and Marketing. The knowledge hunt route will cover the maximum security prison, lime stone quarry, leprosy graveyard and the Sobukwe Complex. Children will not be separated from parents or guardians during this interactive guided tour.

 Children’s Month

The promotion is designed as follows: 

  • For every one paying South African adult, one South African child gets a free ticket to experience Robben Island Museum.
  • This special will only apply on the 13:00 and the 15:00 daily tour from 1-30 November 2023.
  • The Promotion is also open to corporates who would like to take children from child and youth care facilities to RIM as part of their CSI programmes. Tickets will be charged at the children’s concession rate. Please send your requests to

This promotion is aligned to one of the RIM Council’s eight strategic goals of growing RIM’s visitor base, with a special focus on children under the age of 15 years. “In this regard, we aim to create improved accessibility and inclusivity for children, keeping RIM relevant by providing entertaining and educational access to the iconic site,” said Mazwi.

Celebrating Children’s Month with a visit to Robben Island Museum is the perfect way to create lasting memories with your family. So, pack a picnic, put in your sunscreen, and head over to Robben Island Museum for a day full of fun, learning, and adventure. You and your children will be grateful for the experience!

Tickets are available  online, or at the ticket office at the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island.

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There is no one way to explore all of the Cape Town Big 6, and much of what makes each of them so special is the variety of things to see and do at each. So if possible, take your time to explore each of the city’s most visited tourist attractions in as much depth as possible – as any local will tell you, you can spend a lifetime at each of the Big 6 and still not tire of them. Find the 3 and 4 day itineraries and tips here.

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