Sure, it is really cheap to visit the Castle of Good Hope, but besides walking around in the courtyards, there is nothing open for visitors due to renovations. I would not recommend this to anyone visiting Cape Town for the upcoming month(s).
Nothing really explaining what's happening - we did not take a tour. I think you need a tour if you're interested. We wandered about. Ended in some areas of constructions (whoops!) which had great views. Really not worth going unless you get a tour. The cannon goes off in the morning. That was interesting.
We visited the Castle of Good Hope and took the guided tour. Most of the castle was under restoration but it was still worthwhile visiting. The stones used to build the castle came from Robbin Island and the castle is designed as a pentagon. If you love history you would enjoy visiting.
The Khoisan exhibit was very interesting and made the trip to the Castle of Good Hope worth going to. Ron was excellent in his presentation and you could tell he was passionate about his work. Small hands on exhibit was fun. The rest of the Castle is undergoing renovations so don't expect to see much else.
Staff not interested. No pointers to explain. The garden is in a very poor state. The khoisan display looks if they put it together just before the doors open. Vendors selling their stuffies in the empty offices....!!!! What a disappointment!
Headed here for the midday gun and key ceremony missed it all. Got to see a tiny cannon fired but on the whole nothign else to see. Check times and days or be disappointed.
The outer walls were impressive when you were walking towards the castle from the square, but once inside, there was little to see. Most of the rooms that could have been looked at were closed and the rest was EXPENSE market type shops. Very disappointing.
This is the start of the walking tour of City Center and is interesting for what it is. It holds a few art galleries and just a couple of room exhibits of the quarters of the commander and his second. Due to the weather, we presume, the canon blast and the key ceremony were cancelled so we were further disappointed.... 更多