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Castle of Good Hope

Built in 1666 beneath the imposing silhouette of the iconic Table Mountain, the Castle of Good Hope is a priceless piece of Cape History. To really get an authentic taste and grasp of the Mother City’s beginnings, this should be every traveller’s first stop.

The Castle is the oldest building in South Africa that is still in use. Art and photography exhibitions are often hosted within its five walls, as are some of the city’s most premium commercial events.

A great focus is also put on using the Castle as a place for community dialogue and empowerment, regularly hosting meetings and workshops. If you’re feeling peckish, there are also two spots to eat: De Goewerneur Restaurant and Waterblommetjie.

Highlights:

  • South Africa’s oldest functioning building
  • Venue for some of the city’s premium events and art exhibitions
  • Authentic and integral part of Cape Town’s history

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