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).










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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.


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

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 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


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.


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

12 Oct 9:00 am

Memories of the Struggle: Exhibition

The Australasian South African Alliance (ASAA) is comprised of Southern African expatriates and Australians. The group convened in 2013 with the intention to curate a photographic history exhibition to celebrate Australia’s role in the Anti-Apartheid movement in Australia from the 1960s to 1994. The exhibition, Memories of the Struggle, was developed in partnership with the […]
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 […]
30 Nov 12:00 pm

Nasty C Ivyson Tour

South African sensational young rap artist, Nasty C, will once again grace Cape Town with his presence at the second edition Ivyson Tour at the Castle of Good Hope on 30 November 2018. Nasty C, is a South African rapper, songwriter and record producer and considered one of the country’s most prominent performers. Born in Diepkloof, […]
30 Nov 7:00 pm

Playtopia: Indie Games & Interactive Arts Festival

Playtopia is South Africa’s first indie gaming and interactive arts festival, showcasing local and international independent computer games, interactive and digital art, as well as an impressive music line-up. Guests can expect three days of gaming, art, music, food trucks and a beer garden in the historical setting of The Castle of Good Hope. Delegate tickets […]
02 Dec 11:00 am

Cape Cultural Collective Castle Picnic

The Cape Cultural Collective, a Cape Town based NPO will be hosting their annual picnic at the Castle of Good Hope on 02 December 2018. Under the banner the them “Community Voices for Human Rights” the picnic will be the conclusion event for a year-long awareness programme taking the shape of workshops and a public concert, in […]
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 […]