Welcome to the Castle of Good Hope: The Beginning

We are renovating!

The Castle is currently undergoing renovations but we are still open for business! Although some of our spaces are not accessible, there is still plenty to see and do. Guided tours at 11:00, 12:00 and 14:00 daily.

Welcome from the CEO

calvyn red backgroundWelcome to the Castle of Good Hope, South Africa’s oldest surviving building still in use today.

Every morning when I arrive at work, I have to remind myself what a huge privilege and honor it is to open the doors of the oldest, operating office in the country.

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Next Up at the Castle of Good Hope

Very Important Notice!


The Castle of Good Hope in partnership with the Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans are planning its final closing event of the 350-year commemoration programme, scheduled to take place on 09 December 2016.

Please Note:

The Castle of Good Hope will be CLOSED from 07 – 09 December 2016

No members of the public including visiting tourists will have access to the Castle over these three (3) days.

Thank you.

Calvyn Gilfellan
Chief Executive Officer

For further information please contact our Marketing Manager, Doreen Hendricks on marketing@castleofgoodhope.co.za

Contact Person in the Ministry:

Sonwabo Mbananga
Director: Communications
Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans
082 045 3963
sonwabo.mbananga@dod.mil.za / mbanangass@gmail.com