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1. The Castle of Good Hope


Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa.

From 1678 it was the centre of civilian, administrative and military life at the Cape, until the settlement grew and some functions and activities moved away from the Castle. Today the Castle is the seat of the military in the Cape, and houses the Castle Military Museum and Iziko Museums of Cape Town (William Fehr Collection).









Adults:                                                    ZAR 30,00


Pensioners (SA Citizens only):        ZAR 15,00


Children/Students:                              ZAR 15,00


Booked School Groups:                    ZAR  5,00


(Prices valid until March 2015)


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Gates open:                                          09h00 daily (close at 16h00)


Key Ceremony                                     Monday-Friday (10h00 & 12h00)




The Castle of Good Hope is closed to the public on Christmas Day(25 Dec) and New Year(01 Jan).


Contact Details:


Telephone:             +27 21 787 1260


Tour Bookings:     +27217871249


Fax:                           +27 21 787 1089


E-Mail:                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Physical address

C/O Darling and Buitenkant Streets, Cape Town, 8001


Postal address


PO Box 1, Cape Town, 8000