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Castle of Good Hope

Corner of Buitenkant and Strand streets, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 787 1249
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Corner of Buitenkant and Strand streets, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 787 1249
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the first defence built by the Dutch East India Company in the 1600s when trying to keep the Cape to themselves as a supply site for their trade route to the east. Difficult to believe the sea used to lap the massive walls...More

Thank D8533FQmichellel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of South Africa's most important building needs tender loving care.Great place to visit and explore needs to clean up.

Thank Mike_G6308
Reviewed 1 week ago

very much to see, so leave a few hours for this. well preserved fortress , great historical presentation

Thank enjoyingitnow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit coincided with the Ramadan Expo so we got to look over the historic Castle and also enjoy some spicy food - on arrival we had problems accessing a guide brochure - we could not find a guide so made a do it yourself...More

Thank GDay1044
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here you will learn more of the origins of western civilization coming to South Africa. It is recommended for all visitors. Local and international.

Thank Pinotage82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The colours and courtyards are really great but there's not much there, the showrooms are just two rooms in two buildings the rest is just walking around the courtyards and battlements

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have seen the Castle as it is called a few times over many years. The up keeping needs some attention. The Governor’s Quarters was also not accessible. I believe it has more potential.

Thank HeinC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This old Cape castle built by the Dutch during the 17th century (with evidence of a recent renovation) is sadly a little disappointing. We chose to walk around ourselves without a guided tour as time was tight, but for tourists, the tour might be the...More

Thank Gilly-bean0779
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This fortress dates from the XVII century. The museum explaining how Cape Town was born is very interesting. All the explanations are clear and show its troubled history. A few parts were closed when we were there, but it's a nice to visit.

Thank migafre
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This was an excellent excursion. Went with the younger generation and the brought the older with as well. There's a great deal of history here. The guided tour was very informative. Third visit over the past few years :)

Thank johnE5295KI
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Hi there. Does anyone know how long the renovations will be ongoing?
28 November 2015|
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Response from Marf13669 | Reviewed this property |
I really don't have an answer for this site as I'm back in the "States."