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Castle Of Good Hope

Venue:C/O Darling and Buitenkant Streets Cape Town
Cost:Adults: R 25, Pensioners (SA card holders only): R15, Children/Students(5-16yrs): R10, Booked School Groups: R5 (Prices valid until March 2011)
Doors Open:09h00
Contact:0 21 787 1260

Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa.

From 1678 it was the centre of civilian, administrative and military life at the Cape, until the settlement grew and some functions and activities moved away from the Castle. Today the Castle is the seat of the military in theCape, and houses the Castle Military Museum and Iziko Museums of Cape Town (William Fehr Collection).