SA Religious Forum Celebrates Women’s Month

Women’s Month 2019 was celebrated by the South African Religious Forum in the front courtyard of the Castle of Good Hope on Wednesday 21 August after a march down Keizersgracht Street. The keynote address of the gathering was delivered by the Honourable Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Here are some photos […]


Women’s Day 2019 At The Castle

BUMPER WOMEN’S DAY PROGRAMME AT THE CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE The Castle of Good Hope is hosting a thought-provoking, action packed Women’s Day programme on Friday, 9 August 2019. The programme, consisting of five different but interrelated events, is guaranteed to redefine and reshape this historically oppressive institution’s (the Castle) relationship with its female audiences. […]


Mandela Day 2019

  MANDELA DAY 2019 AT THE CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE The Castle of Good Hope team, inter alia partnering with NGO Citizens for Change, the City of Cape Town, Provincial Government and the Write Sisters, is staging a world-class event for the most iconic world leader of the 20th and part of the 21st century, […]


Elcano Crosses The Cape Exhibition

An exhibition highlighting the 500 year anniversary commemorating the first circumnavigation of the world by Juan Sebastián de Elcano, a Spanish seafarer. Juan Sebastián de Elcano The voyage was sanctioned by the Spanish King, Charles I, and five ships sailed from the harbour of Las Muelas, Seville, on the Guadalquivir river on Wednesday, 10 August 1519 under the […]


International Museum Day Saturday 18 May 2019

This year, IMD is on Saturday 18 May 2019 and the Castle of Good Hope is offering FREE entry to all visitors! Bring your family and friends and spend the day exploring the Castle, its history and its rich cultural heritage. We look forward to seeing you all here.


Monthly Castle Clean Up

The Monthly Castle Clean Up Campaign is scheduled as for Saturday, 4 May 2019. Volunteers are most welcome to get together at the Main Entrance at 09HOO. Let us do our thing to keep our heritage site clean and tidy. Thank you all in advance.


Castle Cleaning & Healing Programme

Dear Friends of the Castle This is just a friendly reminder of the next round of our “Castle Cleaning & Healing” campaign taking place as follows: Date: Saturday, 6 April 2019 (remember we agreed that it would be the first Saturday of every new month) Time: 09h00 – 11h00 Meeting Point: The Main Entrance of […]


Slave Route Challenge 2019

Calling all runners, walkers, fitness enthusiasts, and curious history buffs – one of South Africa’s favourite road races, takes place in Cape Town on Sunday 31 March 2019. The Slave Route Challenge, voted Road Race of the Year for 2018 by Western Province Athletics, started in 2011 with just over 2000 runners. Last year’s event […]


Dreams, Wishes and Expectations_RECYCLED

Voices of Women Museum & MTN Presents Dreams, Wishes and Expectations_RECYCLED The three hundred and fifty-two (352) year old Castle of Good Hope, South Africa’s oldest, yet operational and historical building, sets the site for the Voices of Women Museum exhibition funded by MTN SA Foundation. Opening on the 15th February, “the setting is deeply […]