Castle of Good Hope

Castle of Good Hope information

Cape Town , South Africa
Extras entrance on Buitenkant St
Getting there
bus St George’s
More information
adult/child R28/12
Opening hours
9am-4pm, guided tours 11am, noon and 2pm Monday to Saturday
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Lonely Planet review

Built by the Dutch between 1666 and 1679 to defend Cape Town, this stone-walled pentagonal castleremains the headquarters for the Western Cape military command. Try timing your visit to coincide with one of the free guided tours. The Military Museum is interesting, as are the displays of antiques and decorative arts in the William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope . Don’t miss climbing up to the bastions for an elevated view of the castle’s layout and across to Grand Parade.