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City Tour of Cape Town
"The tour will be led by a registered guide who is an expert on all things Cape Town. You will visit all the major sights in the city including the South African Museum and beautiful Company Gardens. See the Parliament buildings City Hall and the Castle of Good Hope.Before you reach the colorful streets of Bo-Kaap the smells of Malay curry will be wafting your way. You will also visit the Green Market Square Signal Hill Camps Bay
From ZAR510.00
 
Cape Town City and Table Mountain Private Tour
"The tour commences with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). In the city itself visit the Company Gardens the S.A. Museum the Castle of Good Hope and the vibrant and arty flea market Greenmarket Square. Take a trip through the picturesque Bo-Kaap. Table Mountain (Cable Car fee not included in cost): By the late 1870's several of Cape Town's more prominent citizens had suggested the introduction of a railway line to the top of Table Mountain. Plans to implement a proposed rack railway got under way but the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer war put a halt to these efforts. By with a strong desire to gain easy access to the top of Table Mountain
From ZAR1,570.00
 
Cape Point Biking and Hiking Tour from Cape Town
"After introductions and pick-up from your hotel transfer to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. You will be paired with mountain bikes and equipment. Cape Point is simply sensational a must-see on any visit to the Mother City. A towering headland at the end of the peninsula it is the meeting point of the cold Benguela current and warm Agulhas current as the western and eastern stretches of coast collide in spectacular fashion. It is the most southwestern point in Africa and abounds with indigenous fynbos (fine bush) of the a World Heritage Site that is the smallest yet most diverse of the world's floral kingdoms.Join your guide on an adventure through the nature reserve
From $220.00

Castle of Good Hope Tips (26)

Castle of Good Hope - Part VI

Alongside, an archway leads through to the rear courtyard, less elegant than the front one, but still attractive. Midway through the arched passage is a chamber holding the main well for the castle:...
mke1963
Jan 10, 2006

Castle of Good Hope - Part IV

This new entrance was constructed in 1682 to replace the original front entrance facing the beach, and is the most harmonious example of Dutch architecture on the Cape, with a beautiful arrangement on...
mke1963
Jan 10, 2006

Castle of Good Hope - Part III

From the outside, the great stone walls seem low and squat, but a sense of proportion returns when you approach the entrance archway, and the arrangement of buildings inside is impressive - although...
mke1963
Jan 10, 2006

Castle of Good Hope - Part II

The Castle of Good Hope is arguably the oldest fully intact building in southern Africa, dating from 1666 (the same year as the Great Fire of London) although it wasn?t completed until 1679. It...
mke1963
Jan 10, 2006

Castle of Good Hope - Part I

The Castle of Good Hope was built to replace the Post de Goed Hoop, hastily built by Jan van Riebeeck, on what is now the huge parking lot in front of the City Hall across from the castle. The castle...
mke1963
Jan 10, 2006

Castle of Good Hope

This old 17th century fort looks a bit like a dump from the outside, but when you walk into the compound there's actually quite a few things worth seeing. Part of it is still in use and we saw armed...
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Alice-Kees
Aug 06, 2003

Table Mountain

Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa, and is featured in the Flag of Cape Town and other local government insignia ...
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mallyak
Apr 02, 2015

Castle of Good Hope - cannons

All along the walls of the castle you will find the canons still in their place watching over the adjacent areas
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mvtouring
May 01, 2010

Castle of Good Hope - jail

These cells were used for military personell who did not behave. If they drank too much they were locked up, same thing if they had a fight in the local pubs.
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mvtouring
May 01, 2010

Castle of Good Hope - Watering well

A well was made in the castle grounds in order to provide fresh water to the people living there and can still be seen today with its water pump displayed on the opposite wall.
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mvtouring
May 01, 2010

Castle of Good Hope - Military museum

You will find uniforms here from the various times that the castle was occupied and an exhibition from the Boere war.
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mvtouring
May 01, 2010

castle of good hope

The fort is still there plus there is a museum and shop here. I do not know why they did not think to use the mountain to build the fort on instead!
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iam1wthee
Feb 22, 2008
 
 
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Robben Island

Whether you are interested in history or not a trip to Robben Island is rewarding and eye opening. After you get off the boat, you take a 45 minute guided bus tour of the island with some very...
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Lion's Head

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Clifton Beach

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Long Street

Long Street is a major street located in the City Bowl section of Cape Town. It is famous as a bohemian hang out and the street is lined with many book stores, various ethnic restaurants and bars....
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Signal Hill

Signal Hill has some of the most stunning view of the city. On the view point there is a beautiful picnic spot where you can relax and wait for the sun to go down and then you will see some of the...
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Table Mountain

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