Visitor Info

Opening Times: 09:00 – 17:00

  • Last ticket sale is at 16:45
  • Please note:  Key Ceremony runs Monday – Friday and  Cannon Firing does not take place on a Sunday. These ceremonies are weather dependent.
  • We are open 363 days in a year and are closed 2 days (Christmas and New Year).

Pricing

R50

ADULTS

R25

SA PENSIONERS

R25

CHILDREN

R8

BOOKED SCHOOL GROUPS

(Prices valid until further notice)

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Highlights

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Key Ceremony

TIME: 10:00 | 12:00

This showcases the unlocking of the Van der Stel entrance of the Castle of Good Hope by the ceremonial guards of the castle. It is a past practice that is still practiced today.

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Cannon Firing

TIME: 10:00 | 11:00 | 12:00

The firing of the signal cannon was used to indicate that a ship had been sighted at sea and to relay the message to people inside the fort. You can view the firing of an old cannon, performed by the Cannon Association of South Africa.

Guided-Tours

Guided Tours

TIME: 11:00 | 12:00 | 14:00 | 15:00 | 16:00

Unearth the hidden history of the Castle with a guided tour led by an experienced guide. Tours operate 7 days a week.

Gift Shop

Castle Gift Shop

The Castle houses a beautifully curated gift shop which actively promotes the development of small creative business. It provides visitors the opportunity to support local artists and craft producers and creates a much- needed market platform for these local entrepreneurs.

Come and explore the stories of these Royal Warriors.

Krotoa

Krotoa Memorial

Krotoa was an incredible leader of the Khoi nation. In August 2016, to celebrate this woman’s contribution to the history in the Cape, as part of the 350-year commemoration, the spirit of Krotoa was repatriated to her original place of burial at the Castle of Good Hope. A memorial in honour of her can be found next to the Chapel at the Castle today.

Military Museum

Museums

The Castle is home to three prestigious Cape Town museums. The Military Museum which is steeped in military history, the William Fehr Collection where you will find fine and interesting examples of paintings and decorative arts of special relevance to the Cape concerning the peoples and landscapes of early colonial South Africa and the permanent ceramic exhibition, FIRED, situated in the old granary at the Castle.

Dining

Re5 Restaurant

The in-house deli, Re5, situated in the front courtyard of the Castle, offers visitors delicious local snacks and light meals as well as a range of refreshing beverages.

The deli provides catering for all Castle functions, conferences and events and is also available for private events via our events department.

Upcoming Events

25 Nov 9:00 am

The International Children’s Art Collection Project

In celebration of the 16 days of activism against Abuse against Women and Children, Meadows and the Castle of Good Hope will host the International Children’s Art Collection Exhibition where school learners’ art works will be depicted through the Peace theme. ‘Peace is the path’ The project aims to give a voice to the vulnerable […]
26 Dec 1:00 pm

Sizzled Summer Experience

The Mother City’s premium summer music & food festival pushing the boundaries higher with the freshest live music acts and the tastiest mouth watering gourmet food to Sizzled & melt your hearts. Join the Sizzled family this Summer for an experience full of love, positive energy & fun at the Mother City`s premium summer music […]
28 Dec 5:00 pm

Kings of the Castle II

An evening of top class IBF Youth World Title boxing hosted at the Castle of Good Hope on Friday 28 December.