Castle of Good Hope
William Fehr Collection
Housed within the former Governor's Quarters at the Castle of Good Hope is the bulk of the Iziko William Fehr Collection , including...
Castle Entrance Gate
The main entrance to the Castle of Good Hope, crowned by a bell tower, replaced the original sea-facing entrance to the fortress.
Inside the Castle of Good Hope, the Secunde's House was built in 1695 and housed the second in command at the Cape.
Named in honour of Athol Fugard, South Africa’s best-known living playwright, this very impressive arts centre was created from the...
cnr Castle & Darling Sts · interesting places nearby
Castle of Good Hope information
Built by the Dutch between 1666 and 1679 to defend Cape Town, this stone-walled pentagonal castle remains the headquarters for the Western Cape military command. There are free guided tours of the site (11am, noon and 2pm Monday to Saturday), and don’t miss climbing up to the bastions for an elevated view of the castle’s layout and across to Grand Parade.
The Military Museum is interesting, as are the displays of antiques and decorative arts in the William Fehr Collection .