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Castle of Good Hope

Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town

Castle of Good Hope

In 1652, under the command of Jan van Riebeeck, a small wooden fort was erected to guard the replenishment station (The Company's Garden) of the Dutch East India Company. By 1664 trouble was brewing between the British and the Dutch, and so over the next 15 years the massive pentagonal stone Castle of Good Hope came into being. As the finishing touch, a 300 kg bell was installed which was used to alert the citizens of impending danger and simply to announce the time. The castle is now the oldest and still one of the most impressive buildings in South Africa.

HIGHLIGHTS:
- Castle Military Museum
- William Fehr Collection (furnishings and paintings)
- Bakhuys (bakery)
- the beautifully restored Dolphin Pool
- the elegant Lady Anne Barnard Room
- an ancient Castle forge
- the dungeon and torture room

GUIDED TOURS
Mon to Sat 11:00, 12:00 and 14:00

KEY CEREMONY:
- unlocking of the Castle & firing of the cannon
- weekdays 10:00 and 12:00

ENTRANCE FEES:
- Adults R20.00
- Pensioners R15.00
- Students R10.00
- Children R10.00
- Half price on Sundays

ADDRESS:
Castle Street, Cape Town CBD

TEL:
Tel: (021) 787-1249

HOURS:
Daily: 09:00-16:00

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 4

1604 Cartwright's Corner

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town CBD

0.7km West of center of Castle of Good Hope

1604 Cartwright's Corner apartment offers self catering accommodation in the Cape Town City Bowl. This luxury 16th floor, 2 bedroom (1 king-size bed each), 2 bathroom Manhattan style apartment in the city centre provides stunning, panoramic views of Table

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Sleeps: 6 in 2 units/rooms

Manhattan Lofts

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town CBD

1.2km West of center of Castle of Good Hope

Manhattan Lofts: 2 self catering apartments set in the mother city. Both offer stunning views of the city. The Manhattan Penthouse - with open air Jacuzzi - sleeps 4. The Manhattan Luxury Studio - Ultimate Honeymooner's Delight - sleeps 2.

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Sleeps: 11 in 5 units/rooms
From R 680,00
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Six on Scott

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Gardens (Cape Town)

1.2km South West of center of Castle of Good Hope

Six on Scott provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Centrally located in the heart of cosmopolitan Gardens / Cape Town, you will find Six on Scott, a beautiful, heritage listed Victorian guesthouse. With lots of characte

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Sleeps: 4

Viewpoint

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town City Bowl

1.3km North West of center of Castle of Good Hope

Viewpoint apartment offers self catering accommodation in De Waterkant, Cape Town City Bowl. The first impression of this double volume 2 bedroom penthouse apartment is of opulence, combine this with a view of trendy De Waterkant's trade district and you

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Sleeps: 8 in 3 units/rooms

Silver Lattice Guest House

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gardens (Cape Town)

1.4km South West of center of Castle of Good Hope

Silver Lattice Guest House offers self catering apartment accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Silver Lattice is a true 'home from home' with charming self catering apartments, centrally situated in the historical heart of Cape Town, close to th

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Sleeps: 14 in 3 units/rooms

15 on Upper Orange

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Oranjezicht

1.6km South West of center of Castle of Good Hope

15 on Upper Orange provides self catering apartment accommodation in Gardens, in the Cape Town City Bowl. Offering an outdoor pool and views of the sea, the luxury self catering units of 15 Upper Orange Road in Gardens, Cape Town provide the perfect base

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Mount Sierra

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gardens (Cape Town)

1.9km South West of center of Castle of Good Hope

Mount Sierra apartments offers self catering accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Located in the heart of Cape Town it will delight you with its numerous award-winning restaurants, galleries, shops and tourist sites. While staying at Mount Sierr

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Sleeps: 18 in 5 units/rooms
From R 1 350,00
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5 Camp Street

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gardens (Cape Town)

2.0km South West of center of Castle of Good Hope

5 Camp Street provides self catering accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Ideally situated in the central, trendy and historic suburb of Gardens, on the lower slopes of Table Mountain. Within easy walking distance of Kloof Street, with its vibey

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Sleeps: 2
From R 540,00
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Etafileni Studio Flat

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Vredehoek

2.1km South of center of Castle of Good Hope

Etafileni Studio Flat provides visitors with self catering flatlet accommodation in Vredehoek, Cape Town City Bowl. Helen & Richard welcome you to Etafileni, an open plan self catering fully furnished studio flat in Vredehoek, nestling at the foot of Tabl

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Liberty Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Tamboerskloof

2.3km South West of center of Castle of Good Hope

Liberty Lodge provides guests with bed and breakfast accommodation in Tamboerskloof, Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Over the years, this classic Cape Town bed & breakfast has earned an enviable reputation for relaxed and genuine hospitality. Originally a V

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