Castle of Good Hope Tours

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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.

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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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Address: Cape Town, South Africa
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Hours: Open Daily, Closed Christmas and New Year's Day
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Admission: R25
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The Castle of Good Hope Admission Ticket

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.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hrs
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Full-Day Cape Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Cape Town

Discover the wild scenery, unique culture and rugged coastline of the Cape Peninsula during this 8-hour sightseeing trip. Drive along the roads of this incredible peninsula, stopping to explore pristine beaches, charming coastal towns and local wildlife. Observe a community of penguins on Boulders Beach, visit two oceans and journey to the edge of the African continent at the Cape of Good Hope. It’s a great opportunity to get a sense for the unique geography of this stunning area. A guide, some entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are also included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Cape Point & Cape Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Cape Town

Hike, bike, and drive around the Cape Peninsula during a full-day sightseeing tour with a focus on the region’s natural attractions. Visit Boulders Beach, Cape Fur, and Cape Point Nature Reserve, and see a penguin colony as well as other wildlife. Private transportation and commentary from your guide ensure a comfortable and informative tour, making it ideal for first-time visitors.
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Cape Town City Pass: Free Entry to Cape Town's Top Attractions & Experiences

Visit over 35 of Cape Town's must see attractions, tours and experiences and save time and money while creating lasting memories. Choose either a 1, 2, 3 or 5 day pass to suit you trip or travel needs and enjoy free entry to museums, Table Mountain Cableway, Cruises, Tours and much much more. Included in your pass is a 1-day Hop On Hop Off transport ticket, making it easy for sightseeing and to visit many attractions, allowing you to get the most out of your pass. Enjoy fast track entry to many attractionsFree entry to Cape Town's must see attractions and experiencesFree Hop on - Hop off bus tours (all routes included)Many exclusive attractions included
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Cape Town Guided City Day Tour

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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Half-Day City Tour of Cape Town

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Ultimate Cape Point Full-Day Tour from Cape Town

A full-day driving tour of the Cape Peninsula offers an ideal overview of the area for first time visitors hoping to squeeze the best of must-see natural and cultural attractions into a single day. Join your guide for a narrated tour in the comfort of a private vehicle that takes you to key attractions including Bo-Kaap and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Full-Day Best of Cape Town Private Tour

See the highlights of Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula and the Cape Winelands with the aid of a private guide during this flexible-length excursion. Enjoy a scenic drive through the eye-poppingly beautiful scenery of Cape Town, with Table Mountain in the background. Then continue south towards the Cape of Good Hope, stopping to admire Cape Peninsula highlights like Boulders Beach. Cap it all off with wine tastings and cheese set in the stunning landscape of Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands. A ‘Blue Badge’ private guide, private vehicle and round-trip hotel transport are included.
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Cape Town City and Table Mountain Private Tour

Get the perfect introduction to Cape Town on this 5-hour, private group sightseeing trip covering some the city’s top historic attractions. Explore Cape Town landmarks including Company Gardens, the Castle of Good Hope, South African Museum, the picturesque Bo-Kaap area, and the top of iconic Table Mountain (cable car fee at own expense).
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Full-Day Private Cape Point Tour from Cape Town

The dramatic coastal roads and beautiful beaches of the Cape Peninsula lie just south of Cape Town. Take in the highlights on this full-day tour and travel in the comfort of a private vehicle, all the way to Cape Point at the southern tip. Along the way, cruise to Seal Island from Houts Bay, visit an ostrich farm, admire the views along the Chapmans Peak Drive, and spot penguins on Boulders Beach.
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Historical City Running Tour of Cape Town

Add a little exercise to your exploration of Cape Town during this flexible-length running and history-themed city tour with a small group. Get in a workout as you tour city landmarks like the Castle of Good Hope, the Bo-Kaap neighborhood, Company’s Garden, plus much more. You’ll also learn about historic Cape Town figures like Jan van Riebeeck and Bartholomew Diaz.
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Scheduled tour: Table Mountain, Penguins & Cape Point from Cape Town-Shared Tour

Save time, avoid crowds, and see the highlights of the Cape Town area in a single day on this small-group tour. Admire the colorful houses of Bo Kaap, ride a cable car ride up and down Table Mountain, embark on scenic drive along Chapman's Peak, and visit the penguin colony of Boulder's Beach.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Robben Island Tickets, Penguins & Cape of Good Hope Private Tour

Benefit from personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace on this full-day tour that includes the Cape of Good Hope, the Boulders Penguin Colony, and Robben Island. Your guide will tailor their commentary on South Africa's heritage to your interests as you travel, and you'll have plenty of time to ask questions. Tickets to Robben Island will be booked in advance to ensure your preferred day and time.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Full-Day Cape Point and Peninsula Tour from Cape Town

Explore the natural treasures of Cape Peninsula and Cape Point on a full-day tour from Cape Town. Visit highlights such as Hout Bay, Good Hope Nature Reserve, Simons Town, Boulders Penguin Colony, and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, stopping at picturesque seaside villages and beaches along the way.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

See the best of Cape Town including a trip to the top of Table Mountain and a minibus tour of the city’s highlights during this half-day tour. Survey the city from Table Mountain, ride the cable car back down (own expense), and then see Cape Town’s main sights from your minibus. See places such as the Diamond Works and the Malay Quarter on Signal Hill.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Cape Town City Pass including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Transport

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.
  • Duration: 2 to 5 days
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Full-Day Cape Town Sightseeing Private Tour

Nobody knows their away around South Africa's Mother City better than a local. Luckily, this full-day private tour pairs you with a Cape Town-based guide who can show you the best sights and attractions to suit your interests. Wander among the intensely colorful homes of the city's Bo-Kaap neighborhood, take a walking tour of Colonial-era sights and museums, or embark on a tram ride (own expense) up to the top of Table Mountain for breathtaking panoramic views. You can even enjoy a  drive along Cape Town's spectacularly rugged coast.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Robben Island and Cape Town City Tour

Maximize your time in Cape Town with this 9-hour sightseeing tour. With your local guide, visit all the must-sees – Robben Island, Table Mountain and a tour of the Mother City's streets. Weather permitting, enjoy a scenic ferry boat ride to Robben Island and spectacular aerial views during the cable car ride to the summit of Table Mountain. In the city, drive through the multicultural Bo-Kaap neighborhood and visit the Company Gardens. All entrance fees and round-trip transportation from select Cape Town hotels are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Half Day Cape Point Tour from Cape Town

Sample the best of South Africa’s Cape Point area during this 4-hour sightseeing trip. Get a look at Cape Point attractions including scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive, the famous Cape of Good Hope, Hout Bay, an optional stop at the penguin colony found at Boulders Beach, and much more.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Table Mountain, Boulder's Penguins & Cape Point from Cape Town

The beautiful beaches and stunning natural landscapes of the Cape Peninsula stretch south of Cape Town all the way to Cape Point. On this private tour, travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and stop as often as you like to take photos. Ride the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, visit the Boulders Beach penguin colony, and follow the famous Chapman's Peak drive.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Cape Peninsula Tour by Sidecar

Chapman's Peak is spectacular any way you visit it, but experiencing the open-air roads and coastline views from a sidecar makes for an even more special experience. Skip the cramped tour buses and feel the pleasure of the wind in your hair as you travel to some of the most scenic spots around the Cape Peninsula on this sidecar tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and Stellenbosch Tour from Cape Town

With spectacular coastal scenery and fertile vineyards thriving in the South African sunshine, Cape Point and the Stellenbosch region rank among the Cape of Good Hope’s top attractions. Ideal for travellers short on time, this tour takes in all three sites in one day with pickup and drop-off at your central Cape Town hotel. Visit Kalk Bay, Muizenberg, and the Twelve Apostles, and sample delicate South African wines at one of Stellenbosch’s finest wineries.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Cape Point, Penguins and Wine Tasting Guided Day Tour from Cape Town

Focus on the scenery and your experience of Cape Point on this multi-stop tour with all transportation included. With a small group of just seven people or fewer, visit some of the highlights of the Cape Point area, including the Cape Peninsula, Camps Bay Beach, Hout Bay, Chapman's Peak Drive, the Cape of Good Hope, and the penguins at Boulders Beach. Instead of fussing over directions and navigation, simply sit back and enjoy the epic scenery as you travel on Boyes Drive, False Bay, and Shark Spotters lookout. The day's last stop is Constantia Valley for a wine tasting session to unwind before returning to Cape Town.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Cape Town City Sightseeing by Motorcycle Sidecar Experience

Experience greater Cape Town from the comfort of chauffeured vintage  motorcycle sidecar. Gear up and set out on a thrilling sightseeing adventure throughout the city and its surrounds, taking in top sights like Signal Hill, the colorful Bo-Kaap quarter, Champman's Peak Drive and the Constantia Winelands. Depending on your preference, the route can be switched up to include the suburb of Bloubergstrand and Big Bay Beach for a whole new slew of scenic views. This 2-hour tour come with riding equipment—including your own personal bandana.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Combo Bespoke Full Day Tour

With a Roadie Bespoke Cape Peninsula Combo full day tour you can choose your activities. You get 300 KM's (total return) of road and 12 hours that you can combine sight seeing, wine tasting with surfing and choose to end the day hiking ups Lion’s Head, a picnic watching the sunset or let Roadie take you to the theatre. See Cape Town your way. This is your itinerary, your time, your destinations, your attractions and your activities, your tour.
  • Duration: 12 to 13 hours
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