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

Castle Of Good Hope - Review

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.

Castle Of Good Hope Opening and Closing Hours

  • 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.

How To reach Castle Of Good Hope by Public Transport

  • Buitenkant Street

Restaurants Near Castle Of Good Hope

  • Oh! Cafe et Gourmandises
  • Floris Smit Huijs
  • Dias Portuguese Restaurants
  • Eastern Food Bazar

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TripHobo Highlights for Castle Of Good Hope

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Castle Of Good Hope

  • 28.93% of people who visit Cape Town include Castle Of Good Hope in their plan

  • 39.68% of people start their Castle Of Good Hope visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

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

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

88.03% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Castle Of Good Hope

People normally club together District Six Museum and The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum while planning their visit to Castle Of Good Hope.

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Castle Of Good Hope, Cape Town Reviews

  • A truly interesting and fascinating place. We went here on Sunday while on holiday so it was pleasantly quiet, not too many people, but sadly we didn't get to see the Key Ceremony or have the Cannon Fire (these events take place everyday, except Sundays). The entrance is really cheap and includes an optional guide tour, which is really great, and then you can wander about everywhere. There's information boards by all the historically significant areas. There's a few wonderful museums which have very informative pieces. It's a lot of reading, of you try to read about all the items, but it's really fascinating to learn about our country's past. The place seems to be well kept and is clean. I think they are quite busy trying to fix everything and keep it maintained. Definitely a place to visit if you're interested in art and in history.

  • It was not what I expected. It was much more interesting. One get the feeling of a real fortress. Its an historic experience. It's best to take the guided tour. The 12 o'clock tour gives the best experience with a canon firing at midday.

  • Good day. If you are nostalgic person that find history fascinating be sure to visit the castle of good hope in Capetown. This place is packet with history and absolutely gorgeous. It is preserved as good as possible to give you a idea of how it was in that time. i would advise on finding a guide as you get there to explain all the history, without one you might pass a lot of artifacts with interesting background and may not get the complete experience . hope this helped and hope you have a good time visiting.

  • Worth a trip to see an iconic piece of history that give a view into the start of colonial life in South Africa. The tour guide spoke a bit too fast. He also made too many references to the Cape flats which was maybe funny the first time but not the 10th. The castle was neat and appear well kept, except for the very top parts by each of the 5 points which had overgrown grass and weeds. Please can you make sure that is cut as it really detracts from the experience and as a local is embarrassing to see. Tour started 25 minutes late because some of the guides didn't pitch for work apparently which wasn't great. Otherwise myself, wife and 8 year old enjoyed seeing and hearing the history. You can walk can also walk around freely if you want without a tour guide. We would have like to see the firing of the canon but that isn't done on a Sunday. They also have a little coffee shop on site if you want to sit down (it was closed by 2 on Sunday after our tour was done)

  • Well kept and maintained with staff who are passionate about what they do and are extremely well informed and very friendly. Quite an amazing sight, a great deal of need-to-know history, especially if you are from South Africa, but just as interesting for tourists, to gain a bit of perspective of our past. The guided tour was very informative and covered most of the castle. There is quite a bit of very interesting intricacies within the castle and the yard. A good, informative, interesting, and fun history lesson.

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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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