Castle of Good Hope

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Darling Street, Cape Town, South Africa
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Castle of Good Hope - Former prison cells.
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Castle of Good Hope Cape Town Reviews

irenem irenem
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Castle of Good Hope Jan 28, 2017
The Castle of Good Hope was built by the Dutch East India Company in the seventeenth century. It was originally situated on the coast of Table Bay, but is now quite far inland due to land reclamation.

The Castle of Good Hope is a pentagonal shaped building surrounded by a moat. We visited on a Sunday when there is no changing of the guard ceremony or ceremony of the keys. Entry on a Sunday is 25 rand.

Once inside the castle, it is possible to walk all the way around its walls, visit some rooms filled with period furniture, see the statues of three former African kings: Cetshwayo, Langalibalele and Sekhukhune and seventeenth century resistance leader, Doman. These three African kings were once imprisoned here for fighting against the colonialists. Its also possible to visit the bell tower, former prison cells, store rooms and a torture chamber.

I found the castle very interesting and there were excellent views of Table Mountain from it, too.
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irenem says:
It was reasonably busy when we visited and a lovely sunny day. I really liked it.All the best, Irene
Posted on: Feb 11, 2017
wabat says:
While Ok- I found the castle a bit 'cold'. There was noone visiting when I was there (often a good thing with tourist sites)but it meant there was no atmosphere, if you know what I mean. Agree, great views to Table Mountain.
Posted on: Feb 11, 2017
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