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Castle of Good Hope Tours and Activities

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Castle of Good Hope
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. 

The Basics
The historic ramparts, courtyards, and museums of the Castle of Good Hope offer a mix of history, architecture, culture, and art on both self-guided and guided tours. For the bigger picture, visit the fort and its Military Museum and William Fehr Collection on sightseeing tours that also include city highlights such as Table Mountain, the South African National Gallery, and the District 6 Museum. To see the fort’s dungeons, ramparts, and armories, take a guided tour. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Castle is a favorite amongst history and military buffs. 
  • Maximize your visit by timing it with one of the daily ceremonies or guided tours.
  • Don’t worry about packing a lunch; there is a restaurant in the Castle.
  • The restaurant and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible, but access to much of the fort is limited.

How to Get There
Located in the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood, the Castle of Good Hope is easily reached on foot or by public transportation from Cape Town’s city center. You can also skip the hassle of navigating the busy city alone by visiting on a hop-on-hop-off bus or joining a sightseeing tour with transportation that stops at the historic fort. 

When to Get There
The Castle is open daily (except Christmas and New Years). Reenactments of the historic key ceremony happen at 10am and 12pm. While the canon firing display happens on the hour from 10am to 12pm, except for Sundays. Guided tours are led daily at 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm.

The History of the Castle of Good Hope
The pentagon-shaped Castle of Good Hope was built by the Dutch East India Company from 1666–1679 and declared a national monument in 1936. Throughout the nearly 300 years in between, the fort was home to both military and civilian communities and served as a government seat, governor's quarters, and prison. Today, it is operated by the South African National Defence Force.
Address: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Admission: Varies
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Skip the Line: The Castle of Good Hope Admission Ticket

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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US$3.64
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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 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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$37.46
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$100.27
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Cape Town Private Tour

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: 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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$27.74
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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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US$100.87
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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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US$45.22
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Table Mountain and Cape Town City Tour

Table Mountain and Cape Town City Tour

In a nutshell: • Explore the city of Cape Town like a local with a local, expert guide. • Enjoy a return trip on the Table Mountain Cable Car where you’ll learn about fynbos (local plant life). • Enjoy a walking tour of the famous brightly coloured houses of the Bo-Kaap and learn about Cape Malay heritage. • Explore the history of the Castle of Good Hope. • Take a stroll through some of the hippest streets in South Africa. For groups of 10 or more kindly contact us for special rates.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$147.16
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Full Day Private Cape Town City Tour

Full Day Private Cape Town City Tour

No visit to Cape Town is complete without discovering the Mother City’s offerings, one of the most popular tours in South Africa. Situated between Table Mountain and the Atlantic ocean it is the most visited city in Africa.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$133.72
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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
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US$63.55
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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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US$42.44
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US$42.44
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Cape Town City Pass including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Transport

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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US$94.40
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US$94.40

Small-Group Robben Island and Cape Town Full-Day Tour

Small-Group Robben Island and Cape Town Full-Day Tour

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This small-group full-day tour of Cape Town combines history and culture with epic scenery, ensuring that you make the most out of your stay. Travel by minivan from your hotel to catch the cable car up Table Mountain for sweeping views of the city. Head back down for lunch then continue on to Robben Island in the afternoon to see where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for so many years.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$280.95
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$54.22
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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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US$39.47
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$95.52
US$119.40
US$23.88 savings
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Private Robben Island, Table Mountain with City Tour

Private Robben Island, Table Mountain with City Tour

Enjoy a Private Guided Tour that will take us back to memories lane. We will visit the Robben Island Museum where Nelson Mandela spent most of time during the Apartheid Era. We will also Visit a few attractions in the City that are related to Slaves history and also finally get on a Cable Car at Table Mountain.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$274.70
Price varies by group size
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US$274.70
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