Castle of Good Hope

Darling St. (Buitenkant St.) Cape Town

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A 17th-century fortress that is a significant part of the history of Cape Town.

The pentagonal Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town

This pentagonal castle was built in the 1600s by the Dutch East India Company. Now the oldest building in South Africa, it was declared a national monument in 1936 and was last restored in the 1980s. A traditional military ritual known as "Key Ceremony," as well as the "Firing of the Signal Cannon," start at 10 a.m., Monday through Saturday. Tours are offered daily, with the exception of Sunday.

Note that currently the Castle of Good Hope is undergoing renovations, so certain sections are restricted to visitors.

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Darling St. (Buitenkant St.) 8001 Cape Town South Africa


+27 21 787 1249 Attraction’s Website

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