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The Castle of the Cape of Good Hope

The Castle of the Cape of Good Hope
Area: City Bowl and Surrounds
Suburb: Cape Town
Physical Address: Corner of Castle and Strand Streets, Cape Town
Postal Address: PO Box 1, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 787 1260 / Tour Bookings: +27 (0021 787 1249
Fax: +27 (0)21 787 1089
GPS: 33° 92´ 46.58" S; 18° 42´ 62.29" E
Web Address: www.castleofgoodhope.co.za

The Castle of the Cape of Good Hope


Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime

replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa.

From 1678 it was the centre of civilian, administrative and military life at the Cape, until the settlement grew and some functions and activities moved away from the Castle. Today the Castle is the seat of the military in the Cape, and houses the Castle Military Museum and Iziko Museums of Cape Town (William Fehr Collection). 



Military Tattoo




Photo Gallery


Gates open: 09h00 daily (close at 16h00)

Key Ceremony: Monday-Friday (10h00 & 12h00)

Firing of Signal Cannon: Monday-Friday (10h10 & 12h10), Saturday (11h00 & 12h00)

The Castle of Good Hope is closed to the public on Christmas Day (25 Dec) and New Year (01 Jan). 


Contact us during working hours: Monday-Friday (08h00-15h30). 

If there are any errors in the above information, please notify us via an email to info@tourismincapetown.co.za

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