We visited the Castle during a city tour (but I wouldn't recommend the city tour - you can see all the same places on the Hop-on / Hop-off Red Bus!) The castle was undergoing significant repairs when we visited but it was still interesting to have a wander around. Had we had a better tour guide, it would have been... 更多
The castle of good hope is worth visiting. However, it hasn't been well maintained. There is a lot of potential here to develop and provide more historic information. There is also a live firing of the cannons (miniture) every hour which was informative and good to watch. Entry is only 30ZAR.
Very little of the history and the inside of the castle on display (although it is being renovated). The biggest problem was the lack of a sense of history. Instead of the solemnity and seriousness it deserves, the atmosphere was spoilt by loud music blaring from loudspeakers, franchised food stalls with their colorful branded umbrellas all over the inside square.... 更多
We were very disappointed with our visit to the Castle. The Secunde's House, the residence that housed the second in command, only had the one floor open to visitors, while the top floor and basement were closed. The other viewing areas were unswept and dirty. The stairs leading to the Leerdam Bastion had a dead rat and old bones lying... 更多
I expected much, and thought I would get a perspective on South African history and origins. Unfortunately the place is poorly organised, no logical flow is indicated, the guided tour is haphazard, occasional and over full. The guides are pleasant, but trying to make sense of the place without a guide is pointless. We realised upon exit that a detailed... 更多
It is so unclear what to do, where to go, and what to see here in the castle. Proper curation is a must. At the moment not that much to do here except walk around the ramparts and then head out. A shame really as a lot more can be made of this site in the heart of Cape Town..
Travelers to Cape Town should all make plan to visit this historic old building. Make time to go in and go see the dark Hole where they kept the prisoners. That room is so dark that you loose track of where you are. Really Scary.
Visited to learn more about SA history and early settlers. Castle is the oldest working historical monument in SA. Although under construction so some areas were unavailable the whole place was well worth visiting. The guides were very knowledgeable, however accent was quite heavy and speed of talking rather fast. Fascinating education on canons done at 12 o clock and... 更多
Don't expect a majestic castle..this is more of a fort that is probably one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town and is full of history....free tour guides available on site and best to go on the tour...lots of interesting displays...worth a visit if you interested in history...