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“Cape History comes alive” 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Cape History comes alive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

the solid old-ness of it. It makes our history come alive. But you need to do a tour otherwise it won't mean much to you. Not very well signposted/ explained if you are on your own.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
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“A great bit of history, but lacking some basics”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

As a South African, I had great pride in experiencing some of the history of my forefathers. It is a very informative and interesting trip, with good tours (offering it in many languages), good museums and beautiful grounds. The only negative point I can bring up is the lack of places to eat around the castle. Only 1 restaurant with very limited seating and menu, they can do with an upgrade and more seating. The prisons and the dark room were the most interesting bits of the tour, as you got to see how the less fortunate of those times lived. They can also do with more public toilets as the queus can get very long.

Visited December 2011
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Cape Town
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

It was a lovely experience. walked around the castle, got a sense of history. Its hard to imagine this place being seen as a "large" building... when it is dwarfed by everything around it. :)

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“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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“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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