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“Great Castle” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Castle of Good Hope

Castle of Good Hope
Corner of Buitenkant and Strand streets, Cape Town Central, South Africa
27-21-787-1249
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Owner description: Credited as South Africa’s oldest building, this 17th-century castle houses various military personnel, historic artifacts and artworks.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great Castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Still in a good condition, tour is still very good. I t has changed a few times over the years, worth seeing

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Cape Town, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Dont expect tooo much”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

I have seen palaces. I have seen castles. But this to me is just a fort.

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Cape Town
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Well worth a visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Lots of history and easy to miss. Great to bring the kids to see the changing of the guards. Not Buckingham Palace thank goodness, but it has a charm of its own and if you have a look at the art gallery, it depicts early South African scenes, like reading a Wilbur Smith book

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Just another building”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Unless you are a history freak, this building will bore you to tears. It is in such bad shape because it is not being maintained properly that I am almost ashamed to think international visitors go there.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“A Bore.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

I wish there was something interesting to see here, because according me, there isn't anything. It won't add any spice to your trip if you visit, really. Just go up what's looming behind you-the table mountain.

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