From 1836 to 1931 the island was used as a leper colony and in the 20th century it became infamous as a gaol for political prisoners under apartheid.
Notable amongst these were Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Tokyo Sexwale, Govan Mbeki, Dennis Brutus and Robert Sobukwe.
During the time that the island was a prison, security was very tight and it was off limits to almost all civilians, including fishermen.
Guest must send copy of Id and must present ID at the ferry.
Includes the ferry fees.