This showcases the unlocking of the van der Stel entrance of the Castle of Good Hope by the ceremonial guards of the castle. It is a past practice that is still practised today.
The firing of the signal cannon was used to indicate that a ship had been sighted at sea and to relay the message to people inside the fort. You can view the firing of an old cannon, performed by the Cannon Association of South Africa.
Unearth the hidden history of the Castle with a guided tour led by an experienced guide. Tours operate seven days a week.