I was keen to visit the Castle as it is a well preserved example of the early Dutch influence on Cape Town and the spice trading. It must have been a huge building project when it was originally built in the C17 and now the best thing about it is the views. You can walk around the ramparts and see... 更多
This was my first time at the COGH. I had originally heard amazing reviews of the place from somebody who came years ago. All that remains is an overly commercialised, untidy mess. There was litter to be found in many places and remnants of building materials for the presumable upgrades to certain parts of the museum.
This was one place we did not expect to visit but a guide we were with suggested it was well worth a visit. Go on a guided tour and you will learn a great deal about the early days of Cape Town and how it became an important place for the Dutch East India Co.
The castle is best remembered for a tiny ancient cannon which is primed to explode at 11am daily. There are very few exhibits as they are trying to renovate the place. An interesting dungeon is just a dark space and they have not attempted to put in any nasty torture items anywhere, Filming seems to occur here and completely unconnected... 更多
I as a Capetonian, visited the Castle on Saturday and was appalled to see the bright green water surrounding the Castle. Two "Bergies " were using it, one for a bucket of water to wash cars and one washing his clothes. It absolutely stank. This is the first impression of the Castle and not good for Tourism. This can be... 更多
Living in the city you have to push yourself to go and revisit the attractions in CT on a regular basis, and the Castle is a perfect place to do this when the weather is nice. Entrance is cheap at R30 pp and this will include the cannon demonstration and a guided tour around the site. Of course you can... 更多
Good visit if you are into military history. This is a stop on the 'HOP-ON/HOP-OFF' BUS red line (there are also blue mini-penninsula & yellow lines included in ticket). Guided tours are included in ticket cost EXCEPT ON SUNDAY - Sunday is self-guided at a lower ticket cost. We would have gotten much more if we were able to have... 更多
Visited in high season but there were no queues. Watched the changing of the keys and the cannon firing at noon which was interesting. Didn't take the guided tour as we prefer to wander round ourselves. A lot of the Castle is closed due to renovation but we were warned about this before we paid the entry fee. Worth noting... 更多
We visited mainly for my son to gain knowledge as they were discussing this topic at school. A very informative outing, but the guide's jokes did become a bit lame and too much after a while.