Cape of Good Hope
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- Cape of Good Hope
- Cape of Good HopeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Sep 07, 2012
The Castle of Good Hope is an old Dutch East India fort in the middle of the city. It's built in the star design with a moat around it. It's something to see if you're a history buff or a fort geek.
- Cape of Good HopeFirst to ReviewAug 02, 2012
Known as "The Castle" among locals, this old fort was built by the Dutch in the late 17th century by profiteers of the Dutch East India Company as a respite and replenishing place for sailors on their way to and from India.
It costs about 30 Rand, maybe $5 bucks or so, and will take you a few hours to see the lot of it. If you're into dungeons and prisons, canons and forts, it's worth the inexpensive fee to get in. It's one of those places that is in the top 50 activities but not for someone limited in time.
Like any Cape Town historical venue, this unique space is rented out for awesome parties, so be on the look out on how to experience this place the way most Capetonians do, while drinking wine.
- Cape of Good Hope
- Cape of Good HopeFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
The Cape of Good Hope is the, disputed, most southerly point of Africa. Here you can go to Cape Point and climb up to the lighthouse or explore the more low lying areas. The Cape of Good Hope is home to a unique range of wildlife which you often encounter as you walk around. Particulary the baboons, who are used to visitors and so not shy about grabbing your food if you let them. We also saw an ostrich by the edge of the sea, near the Cape of Good Hope sign, which made for some interesting photographs.