Castle of Good Hope

Castle of Good Hope

The oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa, The Castle of Good Hope is a star-shaped fort built by the Dutch East India Company from 1666 to 1679. The Castle was designed as a maritime replenishment station as well as a way to protect the city from foreign invasion, and is a site of great historical and military significance for South Africans. Visitors today can enjoy a tour of the Castle, see soldiers perform their military duties, take a stroll in the Castle Military Museum and watch a live cannon-firing demonstration on the lawns.

Opening times:
Monday – Sunday: 09:00 – 16:00
Opening every day of the year except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

www.castleofgoodhope.co.za

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