Castle Of Good Hope

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  • Address: Buitenkant St, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 27-217871249
  • Ticket Price: 30 ZAR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids

The Castle Of Good Hope is a beautiful Historic site in Cape Town. Shaped like a star it is certainly a thing of great beauty but more importantly, it is of great historic importance.

Built around 1679 this medieval fortress was a very strategic place. Used as an important military post by the Dutch it played an important role in the conflicts between the Dutch colonists and the British Invaders. Even in the later history of Cape Town, the fort has been of great significance. It has also been used as a prison.

It is now a military museum and an important venue for activities of the military in Cape Town. The exciting part of visiting this museum is the cannon ball firing that takes place periodically. The ceremonies are also quite interesting from the point of view of the tourist. History lovers will enjoy the place immensely.

One of the most beautiful historic sites of Cape Town. Castle of Good hopes inspires awe as you visit it. The best way to explore this historic castle is to buy tickets for Castle of Good Hope tours and have an easy entry to this place. Castle of Good Hope Ticket prices are affordable and offer you a journey into the world of past. Castle of Good Hope tickets are available over the counter as well, however, booking up tickets for Castle of Good Hope will offer a nuanced understanding of this place. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cape Town itinerary 5 days.

  • The firing of the signal cannon happens from Monday to Friday at 10.10 am to 12.10 pm and on Saturday at 11.00 am to 12.00 pm.

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  • Castle Of Good Hope Address: Buitenkant St, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
  • Castle Of Good Hope Contact Number: 27-217871249
  • Castle Of Good Hope Timing: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
  • Castle Of Good Hope Price: 30 ZAR
  • Time required to visit Castle Of Good Hope: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 19.12% of people who visit Cape Town include Castle Of Good Hope in their plan

  • 66.67% of people start their Castle Of Good Hope visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Castle Of Good Hope

Monday, Wednesday and Sunday

68.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Castle Of Good Hope

People normally club together District Six Museum and Jewish Museum while planning their visit to Castle Of Good Hope.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • This is one of the oldest , if not the oldest building in Cape Town. There is a rich history here. The mini-cannon is something that I enjoyed. I had the opportunity to light it (for a nominal donation). The only reason for the 4 stars is that the tour I experienced was only a half tour due to a function being held. I believe they should have have halved the entrance fee in this instance. Overall I will be back for another tour so I can add to this review. It is worth a visit!

  • So lovely! And we were fortunate enough to witness a cannon shooting. The whole castle is really big with a number of different houses and exhibits to see. They have done a really good job on preserving everything. Just be sure to give yourself at least an hour here as there is so much to see.

  • An absolute must see for anyone that loves history or architecture and art. It is the oldest building in South Africa first started in 1666. Get your history fix. Staff are friendly and you can just go wandering about the place. 25 rand for students not sure of normal price, but really nothing for this experience.

  • Great history, we had an amazing tour guide. Went over board and made sure we understood the context of everything. Be mindful of the sad stories, some are extremely sad but it’s part of the South African history.

  • This was one of the most exciting places to visit in cape town. It is so full of history and magic, it was such a wonderful and informative experience. I was really impressed with the affordable entrance fee (R50 for adults) which included a free guided tour of the grounds. The most impressive though was our lovely tour guide (I wish I could remember his name!!) He truly was amazing and made the whole experience come alive. He was extremely witty and very knowlegable. Also the museums and galleries were wonderful and very interesting.

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Castle of good hope
  • How to get to the Dutch Fort in Cape Town from my Cape Diamond HOTEL on the Long Market street?.

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    • Its just a 750 metres away, you can easily walk from your hotel. It woud take around 10-12 minutes.

      You can also hop on Bus no 102 or book a taxi :)

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