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“Heart of old Cape Town” 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.
Kenilworth, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Heart of old Cape Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The Castle always seems under-rated and under-publicised. For anyone with even the slightest interest in the birth of Cape Town, the Castle is brimming over with atmosphere and interest. Take a look at one of the models first, to get an idea of the layout. And don't omit a visit to the battlements for a view of the city.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Where everything more or less started centuries ago”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Quite interesting to see and visit. The price is very reasonable. Paying extra for a guide is recommended. The place is well also well kept.

Visited June 2012
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Maceio, AL
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Another World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

The entire driving from Cape Town to the Cape of Good Hope is terrific. Beautiful scenery, specially Simon's Town...We spent the whole day and end up at the Groot Constantia winery for a tasting. Worth the long hiking up to the lighthouse, although there is the option of taking the funicular.

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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“Well preserved”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The castle is well preserved and the exhibition was very interesting. It was easy to self guide with a cheap leaflet from the main entrance.

Visited February 2013
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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“Castle of Good Hope”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

What an awesome experience.... there is free parking available too, if you just drive and look carefully.
I met up with one of the Curators there and he was so informative and gave me soooo much information. The displays are excellent, and if you are there at the correct time, you get to hear the cannon being fired.
Lovely experience, and well worth the visit!

Visited January 2013
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