WELCOME TO THE OLDEST BUILDING IN SOUTH AFRICA-PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK EXCEPT CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS DAY

                    Castle of Good Hope              
                                                                                            STEEPED IN HISTORY

 

Our Friends

 

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).

Our Mission

The Castle of Good Hope is a service orientated public entity, striving to optimize its tourism potential and accessibility to the public and to preserve and protect its cultural and military heritage.         

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GPS Coordinates:     3392'46.58"S  and  1842'62.29"E   

Information

Pricing:

Adults:                                                             ZAR  30,00 

Pensioners (SA card holders only):        ZAR 15,00

Children/Students(5-16yrs):                      ZAR 15,00

Booked School Groups:                            ZAR  5,00

(Prices valid until March 2015)

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Gates open:                                          09h00 daily (last entry 15h30 - close at 16h00)

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

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

NB: The Castle of Good Hope is open seven days a week (Monday to Sunday) and only closed to the public on Christmas Day(25 Dec) and New Year(01 Jan). No guided tours on Sundays.

Contact Details:

Telephone:            +27 21 787 1260
 
Tour Bookings:     +27 21 787 1249 
 
Fax:                       +27 21 787 1089
 
E-Mail:                    casteel@mweb.co.za

For more information click here or visit the official website of Cape Town Routes Unlimited at www.tourismcapetown.co.za

 

Physical address

C/O Darling and Buitenkant Streets, Cape Town, 8001

Postal address

PO Box 1, Cape Town, 8000


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