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  • Address: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Hours: Open Daily, Closed Christmas and New Year's Day
  • Admission: R25

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Castle of Good Hope

In the late 1600s, the Dutch East India Company constructed the Castle of Good Hope as a maritime resupply station, and over the years, it became the seat of administrative and military power in the cape until the settlement grew and the civilian functions moved into town.

Today, the castle is the oldest remaining building of the colonial era as well as the military's hub. Open to visitors, it houses the Castle Military Museum and the Iziko Museums of Cape Town. The latter is a fascinating collection of paintings, furnishings and ceramics dating back to the colonial period. Nearby the Castle and throughout Cape Town are the other Iziko museums, which include the South African Museum (dinosaurs, natural history and African artifacts), the Planetarium, the South African National Gallery and more. Also nearby are Green Point Common, an inner-city greenbelt, entertainment district and site of the new FIFA World Cup Stadium. Long Street, found in the nearby City Bowl neighborhood, is a bohemian neighborhood famous for its restaurants, shopping and bars.

Practical Info

In 2009, the castle hosted the Cape Town Military Tattoo, a series of military performances on par with world-famous tattoo in Edinburgh, Scotland. Visitors are treated to the majesty of military regalia and parade performance, most recently during the 2010 FIFA world cup.

Finding the castle is pretty easy - it's a 20-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport, on Strand St. near the Good Hope Centre

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Private Tour: Cape of Good Hope Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, null
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Private Tour: Cape of Good Hope Tour from Cape Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Leave Cape Town behind for the day and see another side of this glorious land. This 8-hour private tour whisks you out of Cape Town to explore the peninsula's ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.40
Full-Day Cape Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day Cape Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Cape Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

The Cape Peninsula, also known as Cape Point or Cape of Good Hope is the most popular of all the Cape Town tours. Your visit will not be considered complete if ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.05
Full-Day Cape Point & Cape Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Day Trips
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Full-Day Cape Point & Cape Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Cape Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

This Cape Peninsula full day tour includes a morning snack, picnic lunch, guided commentary and all entrance fees, making it the most affordable and fun way to ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $56.70
Ultimate Cape Point Full-Day Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Day Trips
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Ultimate Cape Point Full-Day Tour from Cape Town

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The “Gateway to Africa”, Cape Town and its surroundings offer the tourist a wide range of activities amidst a scenic garden that is without parallel anywhere ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $80.51
Cape Point Biking and Hiking Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Day Trips
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Cape Point Biking and Hiking Tour from Cape Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

A fun-filled full-day tour that takes you to the towering headland of Cape Point, experiencing the sights and sounds of the picturesque peninsula along the ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $220.00
Cape Town City and Table Mountain Private Tour, Cape Town, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Cape Town City and Table Mountain Private Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Situated below Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage, grand splendor and an assurance of ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.97
City Tour of Cape Town, Cape Town, Private Sightseeing Tours
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City Tour of Cape Town

Cape Town, the Mother City, is a beautiful place steeped with history. This half-day tour will take you to all of the major points of interest and ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $38.56
Sea Kayak and Cape Point Private Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, City Tours
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Sea Kayak and Cape Point Private Tour from Cape Town

Explore Boulder’s Beach in a different dimension by doing the Sea Kayak private tour, and see the African Penguins colony at Boulder’s Beach. The trip leaves ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $279.72
Cape Town City Private Art Tour, Cape Town, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Cape Town City Private Art Tour

Explore the history and evolution of the Mother City and the Cape with a special emphasis on art, culture and heritage. The program follows a traditional city ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.05
Private Cycling Tour of The Cape Peninsula from Cape Town, Cape Town, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Cycling Tour of The Cape Peninsula from Cape Town

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Experience the magic of the Cape Peninsula and the Cape of Good Hope National Park with your private guide from a bicycle seat. Discover the beauty of the ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.52

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