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          Castle of Good Hope                     
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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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Information

Pricing:

Adults:                                                    ZAR 30,00 

Pensioners (SA Citizens only):        ZAR 15,00

Children/Students:                              ZAR 15,00

Booked School Groups:                    ZAR  5,00

(Prices valid until March 2015)

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

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

 

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

Contact Details:

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

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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).