The hotel video guide for booking the best deals online - TVtrip

Castle of Good Hope (Republic of South Africa)

  • Overview
  • Hotels
  • Map
  • Photos
loader
illustration

Castle of Good Hope, {CATEGORY}

Guided tours of this national monument take place at the top of the hour daily. The pentagonal building was built by Pieter Dombaer in the shape of a five-pointed star, following a construction system inspired by French military engineer Vauban. The five bastions carry the titles of the Prince of Leerdam; Oranje; Buren; Catzenellenbogen; and Nassau. The bastions housed the military, provided storerooms, prisoner cells and torture chambers. Come and see the formal changing of the guard at 10: 00 am and again at noon on weekdays.

Practical Information

Address: Darling Street & Buitenkant Street, Cape Town 8001

City: Cape Town

Country: South Africa

Phone 1: +27 21 787 1249

Email: casteel@mweb.co.za

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 9:30am-4pm

Entrance fee: R20 adults (R10 on Sun), R10 children 5-16 (R5 on Sun)

Hotels nearby

612 yd - Parliament Hotel

The 3-star Parliament Hotel offers comfort and convinience whether you're on business or holiday in Cape Town. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property a comRead morefortable one. Take advantage of the hotel's family room, car park, restaurant, babysitting, bar/pub. Designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home, each room comes with hair dryer, air conditioning, television LCD/plasma screen, desk, ironing board. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. Parliament Hotel is an excellent choice from which to explore Cape Town or to simply relax and rejuvenate.Hide

683 yd - Townhouse Hotel & Conference Centre

Stop at Townhouse Hotel & Conference Centre to discover the wonders of Cape Town. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. Service-minded staff will weRead morelcome and guide you at the Townhouse Hotel & Conference Centre. Ironing board, separate shower and tub, television LCD/plasma screen, coffee/tea maker, mini bar can be found in each guestroom. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. A welcoming atmosphere and excellent service are what you can expect during your stay at Townhouse Hotel & Conference Centre.Hide

696 yd - The Cape Diamond Hotel

With its central location, Cape Diamond Hotel is within easy reach of most tourist attractions and business addresses in Cape Town. All 60 at this 3-star property offers well-furnished rooms and attenRead moretive service. Each guestroom features amenities such as mini bar, daily newspaper, air conditioning, non smoking rooms. To suit guests' convenience, this Cape Town accommodation offers bar/pub, valet parking, elevator. Hotel's guests can experience on-site latest leisure and sports facilities such as garden. The hotel provides a warm and welcoming service of international standard. For your reservation at the Cape Diamond Hotel Cape Town, please enter your preferred visit dates and follow our secure online booking form.Hide

725 yd - Best Western Cape Suites Hotel

The Best Western Cape Suites Hotel is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests to Cape Town. All 123 rooms at the hotel have all the modern facilities guests' would expect from a hotel oRead moref this class. With elegant facilities and hospitality, guests at this hotel will surely have an impressive stay. To proceed with your booking at the Best Western Cape Suites Hotel, simply choose your travel dates and fill in our secure online booking form.Hide

737 yd - Garden Court Eastern Boulevard

The Garden Court Eastern Boulevard Hotel is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests to Cape Town. All hotel's guestrooms have all the conveniences expected in a hotel in its class to suRead moreit guests' utmost comforts. The hotel creates a balance of rich culture and modern convinience to ensure you a memorable stay. To make a reservation at the Garden Court Eastern Boulevard Hotel Cape Town with our secure online booking form, please choose your preffered period of stay.Hide

Customer reviews

More info

Castle of Good Hope, {CATEGORY}

Built between 1666 and 1679, the castle - really a pentagonal fortress typical of the Dutch defense system adopted in the early 17th century - is the oldest surviving building in South Africa and marks the original shoreline. Once the hub of civilian and administrative life, the long-serving castle is still the regional headquarters of the South African Defence Force, though the most invasive force it's ever dealt with are the tourists ambling through its ramparts (and, in a wonderful exorcism of the ghosts of the past, more than 5,000 camp brides and other gay revelers at "The Wedding", a costume ball that MCQP hosted here in 2002). The fort combined local materials with European imports - note the slate paving stones, taken from Robben Island in the 17th century, and the bell at the entrance, cast in Amsterdam in 1697. It still looks much as it has for centuries.Get here at 10am or noon sharp if you want to see the Key Ceremony, a kind of changing of the guard (Mon-Fri only). There are also 30-minute tours departing at 11am, noon, and 2pm (ask about the many ghosts that wander the ramparts), or you can explore on your own. Unless you're fascinated with colonial military might, you can skip the Military Museum, but don't pass on the paintings that form part of the William Fehr Collection - an ideal way to brush up on your colonial history. Witness the crazy scene, for example, in Thomas Baines's spectacular painting The Greatest Hunt in Africa, which depicts the mindless slaughter of 30,000 animals in honor of the visiting Prince Alfred.

Castle of Good Hope, {CATEGORY}

Guided tours of this national monument take place at the top of the hour daily. The pentagonal building was built by Pieter Dombaer in the shape of a five-pointed star, following a construction system inspired by French military engineer Vauban. The five bastions carry the titles of the Prince of Leerdam; Oranje; Buren; Catzenellenbogen; and Nassau. The bastions housed the military, provided storerooms, prisoner cells and torture chambers. Come and see the formal changing of the guard at 10: 00 am and again at noon on weekdays.

Castle of Good Hope, {CATEGORY}

Guided tours of this national monument take place at the top of the hour daily. The pentagonal building was built by Pieter Dombaer in the shape of a five-pointed star, following a construction system inspired by French military engineer Vauban. The five bastions carry the titles of the Prince of Leerdam; Oranje; Buren; Catzenellenbogen; and Nassau. The bastions housed the military, provided storerooms, prisoner cells and torture chambers. Come and see the formal changing of the guard at 10: 00 am and again at noon on weekdays.

Activities nearby

Zoo
Theatre and opera
Spa and swimming pools
Golf and other sports
Museum
Building and administration

International Sites

dansk | deutsch | ελληνικά | english | english | español | suomi | français | magyar | italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | nederlands | norsk | polski | português | română | русский | српски | svenska | 中文 | 中文

International Sites

| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

Why use TVtrip?

  • Best Rates

    Thanks to our booking partners you can access the rates on the web

  • Quality

    All videos are filmed by professionals

  • Maximum choice

    Choose over 35,884 video to help you make the right choice

  • Transparency

    Unbiased, professional videos to help you choose the right hotel

  • We speak your language

    TVtrip is currently in 22 languages

Informations

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | About | Team | Press | Help | Contact Us

* Best min. prices over next 30 days and among our hotel booking partners.
The displayed amount is indicative and based on today’s exchange rate.

More info on filming your hotel?

© 2014 - TVtrip.com

Key