Castle of Good Hope

General Information

Built between 1666 and 1679 by the early European settlers from the Dutch East India Company, and the oldest building in South Africa, The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving building in South Africa. With hundreds of years of stories to tell, this iconic building has seen many stages of the history of Cape Town. Built in a pentagonal shape with 5 bastions, it was the headquarters of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) and was where most of the laws were laid down in the early years. Apart from its judicial history, the Castle also played host to many lavish parties for the early aristocracies that walked its halls. Today visit the halls filled with artefacts dating back to the settlers and how life was in early ‘Kaapstad’

Experience Information

Cape Town, Western Cape

Self Guided or Guided Walks
No Time Limit

All Day
09h00 - 17h00


From R30 per person
Excluding transfers or tour

Fitness Level
Moderately Active to Active
Must be able to bend knees

Please note:
Limited wheelchair access


Guided Tour Hourly
Self Guided Walk Through the public area to view the different halls

What to know

Bring along warm clothes as the weather can change
Bring along a camera, Go-Pro to take photos, it must have a safety strap
Bring along sunscreen, sun glasses and a hat
Take comfortable shoes for walking

Please note:
Persons suffering from fear of confined spaces, dust allergies or any other related illnesses are urged not to attempt this activity