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Castle of Good Hope Tours and Activities

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Step into Cape Town’s dynamic history by visiting the oldest remaining colonial-era building in the country. Built by Dutch colonists at the end of the 1600s, the Castle of Good Hope once served as a maritime resupply point and military hub. Its historic architecture and displays make it a popular attraction on tours of the city.

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Corner of Buitenkant and Strand streets, Cape Town
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Skip the Line: The Castle of Good Hope Admission Ticket
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Skip the Line: The Castle of Good Hope Admission Ticket

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The Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town is one of South Africa’s oldest colonial buildings, dating back to the 17th century. This admission ticket lets you arrive at time of your choice and spend as long as you like inside. Take in highlights including the daily Key Ceremony, the Castle Military Museum, and the William Fehr art collection on a self-guided tour, or join one of the guided tours (included) to see the dungeons, ramparts, and armouries.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$3.80
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$3.80

Cape Town City Pass including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Transport
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Cape Town City Pass including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Transport

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Plan your trip to Cape Town ahead of time by purchasing the Cape Town City Pass, which includes more than 70 of the city's top attractions and experiences. Depending on your schedule and budget, choose from a 2-, 3-, or 5-day pass, all of which come with a pocket guidebook and access to a digital app with maps and information. The pass also includes transportation on the city sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour bus, which makes it easy to get around town.
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  • 2 to 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.86
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$107.86

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Cape Town Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Cape Town Private Tour

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A good choice for first-time visitors or travelers who are short on time, this tour takes you to several significant Cape Town sites and landmarks. Take a walking tour of District Six, learn about the city’s troubled past, and visit some of the everyday places residents go like the Company's Gardens, Greenmarket Square, and the V&A Waterfront.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.53
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Cape Town City Private tour

Cape Town City Private tour

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Get a comprehensive tour of Cape Town with a guide in just a single day. Perfect for first-time visitors or those short on time, this tour ensures you'll check off all the important sites on your list in just one outing. Learn about the history, architecture, people, and culture of one of South Africa's largest cities through guided commentary.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.32
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$66.32
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Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

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See the best of Cape Town including a trip to Table Mountain and an air-conditioned vehicle tour of the city’s highlights during this half-day tour. Survey the city from Table Mountain and take a ride with the cable car (weather permitting & cable way ticket at guests own expense), and then visit some of Cape Town’s main sights from your air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.10
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$39.10
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Cape Town City Cycling Tour

Cape Town City Cycling Tour

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Explore South Africa's 'Mother City' on two wheels. Embark on a half-day cycling tour of Cape Town, taking in some of its most notable sights and attractions. Visit places like the colorful Bo-Kaap community, the Company's Garden, the Castle of Good Hope, and Adderley Street, one of the city's main thoroughfares. A local guide joins you, sharing stories of Cape Town's vast history and heritage as you go.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.28
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$105.28

The 10 Tastings of Cape Town With Locals: Private Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Cape Town With Locals: Private Food Tour

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Eat your way through Cape Town's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour will leave every foodie satisfied! Enjoy tastings typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food like Biltong and Bunny Chow. But that's not it! This tour is more than just food; it's a cultural experience! In between food stops, you'll also find city highlights making this experience a well-rounded tour that will satisfy every foodie. Withlocals The 10 Tastings Private Food Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.99
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Cape Town Guided City Day Tour

Cape Town Guided City Day Tour

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Pack all the best highlights in Cape Town into this 4-hour sightseeing trip. Make the most of your time in this South African metropolis as you check out the Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, the colorful Bo-Kaap area, and enjoy a cable car ride to the summit of scenic Table Mountain (weather permitting).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.19
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$47.19
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Cape Town, Noon Gun & Table Mountain Tour

Cape Town, Noon Gun & Table Mountain Tour

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Nestled beneath the mighty peak of Table Mountain, Cape Town is home to a diverse array of attractions and sites of interest, but reaching the best of them in one day by public transport is a challenge. This guided tour includes pickup and drop-off in central Cape Town, and takes in must-see sites including Camps Bay, Green Market Square, Signal Hill—home to the noon gun—and of course Table Mountain itself.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.19
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$41.19

4-Hour PRIVATE Cape Town City Cycle Tour

4-Hour PRIVATE Cape Town City Cycle Tour

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Cape Town is known for its outdoor beauty and on this adventurous cycle tour, you’ll be out in the fresh air experiencing it, instead of being stuck inside a vehicle. You won’t have to worry about bringing a bike with you, as bike and helmet rental is included. Travel with ease between city sites with a guide to navigate so you don’t get lost. Highlights include Green Point, Green Market Square, Bo Kaap Malay Quarter, The Grand Parade, and the V&A Waterfront.
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  • 4 hours
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$101.65
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Cape Town City Tour Half-Day

Cape Town City Tour Half-Day

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Get a comprehensive tour of Cape Town in just a half day. Great for first-time visitors or those short on time, this guided tour ensures you won't miss any highlights during your explorations. Listen to a guide's commentary as you travel about the city's history, culture, and modern life, allowing you to learn much more than you would exploring on your own. Choice of morning or afternoon departure and round-trip transportation from the door of your hotel makes this tour extra convenient.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.29
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Cape Town City Tour Half Day

Cape Town City Tour Half Day

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This is the most visited city in Africa with numerous awards since 1865. The city has among others the following awards, one of the best cities in the world 2019. Won the Greatest City on earth by Telegraph Awards 2018. The Best Destination in Africa World Tourism Awards 2018. The World's Leading Festival and Events Destination by 2018 World Travel Awards. Cultural Destination of The Year Award - ZEITZ MOCAA. Table Mountain one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and also on the top 10 most climbed mountains in the world according to Adventure Travel 2016. This tour has some of the 10 Blue Flag Status beaches. Travelers also see Bo-kaap a National Heritage Site with its attractive colorful houses. Travelers will visit The Company Gardens, a botanical garden and park in the heart of the city. There are several Museums, Art Galleries and the Castle of Good Hope. Town Hall where Mandela addressed the nation on his release in 1990. It is also one of the cleanest city in the world.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.11
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Half-Day Private Cape Town City Tour

Half-Day Private Cape Town City Tour

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There is no better way to learn about the city of Cape Town This is a world-class city that is scooping awards annually and if you need to learn why it keeps winning these awards you need to visit the attractions. A tour of the city of Cape Town takes travelers to the most beautiful beaches which are part of the blue flag beaches. The most expensive residential areas in South Africa where some of the properties are owned by international celebrities. Travelers do have an opportunity of visiting Table Mountain the only one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in a city. There are countless photo opportunities on this amazing tour and the views are simply awesome. There is also a fair amount of beauty to encounter especially when you visit the Company Gardens. There are art and crafts, critters and even an art gallery. In this tour travelers interact with the locals hence they get to familiarize themselves with the current situation to co-exist between the different racial groups.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Robben Island Prison Museum and Cape Town City Tour-Full day

Robben Island Prison Museum and Cape Town City Tour-Full day

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This is a great tour which brings the tourist face to face with history, nature and sightseeing opportunities. Experience the life of World Statesman Nelson Mandela during his 18 years of imprisonment at the world heritage site Robben Island as part of his 27 years in prison. Climb the Table Mountain - voted one of the new 7 world wonders in 2012, attracts 800 000 visitors annually. Experience Cape culture at Bo-Kaap that has bright coloured houses as a celebration of their freedom from slavery. The first residents arrived from Indonesia, Java, Malaysia and other parts of Asia. It is also a heritage site. The Company Gardens has a rich history, it has also has museums like the Slave Lodge, the Iziko South African Museum, the Planetarium. The S.A. Art gallery, the Cape Town Holocaust centre, St Georges Cathedral. There is also amazing fauna and flora. The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest standing colonial building in South Africa.
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  • 8 hours
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Half Day Private Cape Town City Tour

Half Day Private Cape Town City Tour

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Ideal for those with just a short time to spare, this half-day private tour of Cape Town takes you to the city's most important sites including Table Mountain, Signal Hill, and Bo-Kaap.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.65
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Cape Town City Historical Tour

Cape Town City Historical Tour

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We visit and see every important tourist attraction that Cape Town has to offer literally in one day, ideal and especially for tourists with time constraints Warm water proof clothing in winter is a must though even in the middle of summer it can get very cold on top of Table Mountain and suntan lotion is recommended.
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  • 8 hours
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Half-Day Tour of Cape Town City

Half-Day Tour of Cape Town City

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This is an informative tour. There is no better way to learn about the history of Cape town other than going on a city tour. It brings all the history of South Africa to the travelers as this was the main point of contact foe the European settlers who eventually colonised South Africa. This is also a great tour that takes travelers to all the major buildings and all the landmarks in the city. Travelers have the opportunity of exploring first hand places like the museums, colourful houses of Bo-Kaap and the city. Travelers also learn about how the cultural diversity is copping with co-existing after a long history of racial discrimination. This is a beautiful city which is scooping awards annually and this tour will bring travelers up close to all these attractions. Some of which are the blue flag beaches, Table Mountain, Signal Hill, Lions' Head, Company gardens and much more. This tour is also a sightseeing tour intermixed with a health walk and interaction in the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.32
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Half day Cape town City tour

Half day Cape town City tour

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Strip the mother city bare on this half day private and personal tour. Having been the first developed city in the country, almost the oldest of everything in the country is here. From the oldest universities to hospitals, lighthouses and many more. The Mother city has a history with deep roots! Our expert guides are ever willing to listen to your specific requirements should you want to customize the program to suit your needs. All entrance fees are included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.82
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Cape Town City Centre Walking Experience

Cape Town City Centre Walking Experience

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Explore Cape Town on foot and enjoy beautiful scenery combined with historic sites such as the Castle of Good Hope, built by the Dutch; Cape Town City Hall; the Grand Parade, where Nelson Mandela first addressed the nation as a free man after 27 years in jail; and Church Square, where slaves would wait for their owners under the slave tree. You’ll also pass by the Slave Lodge, devoted to the history and experiences of slaves and their descendants in the Cape; Greenmarket Square, with a daily crafts and souvenir market, surrounded by the Old Town House and art-deco architecture; St George’s Cathedral, known as the people’s cathedral for its role against Apartheid; and the Bo-Kaap, with its colourful houses and narrow, cobbled streets. You’ll also walk past the Western Cape High Court, Company’s Gardens, South African Museum, South African National Gallery, Old Synagogue, Houses of Parliament, St Mary’s Cathedral, and the District Six Museum, where the walk ends.
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  • 7 hours
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$69.12
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5-Day Private Tour to Cape Town, Cape Pennisula and Winelands

5-Day Private Tour to Cape Town, Cape Pennisula and Winelands

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Take in the top attractions of Xi’an and Shanghai on a 5-day tour led by an experienced guide. In Xi’an, be amazed by the extensive finds at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll also see the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, ancient city wall and Shaanxi History Museum, and watch a Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show accompanied by a dumpling dinner. Fly to Shanghai and visit Nanjing Road, Tianzifang and the French Concession, as well as Shanghai Museum, Yu Gardens and the Bund.
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  • 5 days
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$1,586.00
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Private Cape Town Mother City Tour

Private Cape Town Mother City Tour

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The half day Cape Town city tour will take you through some of the must-sees of the Mother City. Showcasing the history, architecture, it’s gardens, the seaside and mountains; there is something to enjoy for everyone! African Xplora understands that the outbreak of the Corona Virus (Covid-19) raises many questions regarding travelling as well as planning travel in the near future and we recognise the uncertainty this may cause. Many countries have issued preventative responses to the Corona Virus, but that doesn’t mean you have to cut your trip short or cancel it altogether. Rest assured, we are monitoring the situation closely as it evolves and we are following Government travel advice. We will be providing as much assistance as possible. Your safety is our biggest concern.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.92
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Cape Town Private City Tour

Cape Town Private City Tour

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If you really want to know the rich history of the Mother City from late 1400’s,this is the right tour to book.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.78
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Private Full Day Cape Town City Bowl and Table MountainTour.

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Private Full Day Cape Town City Bowl and Table MountainTour.

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Get to know South Africa's 'Mother City' on a private Cape Town and Table Mountain tour. Visit some of the city's most historic sights and attractions including South Africa's oldest building, the Castle of Good Hope; the District Six Museum, which tells the story of the residents' forced displacement during apartheid; and Greenmarket Square, where slaves were once sold. Enjoy a revolving cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular panoramic views.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.16
$124.62
$12.46 savings
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Cape Winelands and Kisternbosch Botanical Garden Full Day Tour.

Cape Winelands and Kisternbosch Botanical Garden Full Day Tour.

The Cape Winelands is probably one of the most beautiful countrysides in the world, with views of mountains, oceans and vineyards. Learn about the heritage of the Constantia Winelands on our private tour and visit the 5 wine farms which originally formed part of the The Simon van der Stel Constantia wine farm: Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Buitenverwachting and Constantia Uitsig and Steenberg. We recommend enjoying a beautiful lunch overlooking the vineyards and pairing it with some of the best wines produced in South Africa.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.17
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Should I book Castle of Good Hope tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Castle of Good Hope can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Castle of Good Hope 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Castle of Good Hope costs USD 3.80. Guided Castle of Good Hope tours start around USD 3.80 per person.
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