Free tickets to the Island

2016-09-08 06:00
 Nomonde Ndlangisa

Nomonde Ndlangisa

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To mark the Tourism Month and Heritage Day the Robben Island Museum (RIM) will provide free access to the public on September 24.

RIM senior marketing manager Nomonde Ndlangisa said on that day they will be giving away 1600 free tickets to locals for a return trip to the island.

“This is a partnership between us and National Department of Tourism, our aim is to let locals see our heritage sites,” said Ndlangisa.

“In this way we are preserving the legacy of Robben Island by encouraging locals to feel part of this attraction. We aim to educate locals about the island’s history,” she said.

The objective of the Open Day is to create awareness on the importance of preserving Robben Island as an iconic national and World Heritage Site. In addition to that, the Open Day is also fundamental in creating access for local communities and the cultural enrichment of South Africans.

The Open Day will also form part of Tourism Month celebrations.

Locals will be treated to a ferry ride and a prison tour on the island.

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