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“Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town”

Castle of Good Hope
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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.
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Sadly it seems that every time we visit the castle it falls apart a little more. Yet, it is still a must-see for anyone interested in the history of Cape Town. The museum inside the mansion shows authentic furniture from the 17th century. The torture chamber and dungeon is a good reminder of what the castle's original purpose was, as a military base. I'd recommend you visit at the correct time for a guided tour as you'd get more value for money and time instead of wandering around matching pieces of the tour together to get a full picture. There is no shade and no cover so be prepared for a hot visit on sunny days. The castle is located in the heart of Cape Town and is therefore easily accessible. If you are near to the Sea Point or Waterfront area, it is a bit of a walk getting there, albeit an easy one, but taxis and the red bus/city sightseeing tour stops right there.

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

An imposing 17th century Dutch Fort. It is set against an . amazing backdrop of Table Mountain. The mansion is set up as it was in the 1700's with beautiful furniture. At 12 noon, a cannon is shot off...Don't expect a large cannon. The one that they use is a miniature and quite hilarious. But, fear not, the sound is amazing. Good day trip.

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Castle is a must see for everyone that visits Cape Town, especially for Dutch people since this is truly part of our history.

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

Art not especially good but full of history of the Cape. Was originally on the edge of the water but not any more!

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Th castle itself is pretty unremarkable form a european point of view and has the disadvantage (especially in summer) that it is a bit too far out of the city for a nice walk and a bit too close to hail a cab.

The outside and inside is interesting if you are a history fan, in that case an hour might be worth it,, if not there is not that much reason to go there if you do have some catsles and fortresses nearby.

Thank Florian254
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