Visitor Info



Key Ceremony

TIME: 10:00 | 12:00

Is the unlocking of the van der Stel entrance by the ceremonial guard of the castle. It is a past practice that is still practiced today.


Cannon Firing

TIME: 10:00 | 11:00 | 12:00

The signal cannon was used to indicate that a ship had been sighted at sea and to relay messages. It is performed by the South African National Defence Force.


Guided Tours

TIME: 11:00 | 12:00 | 14:00 | 15:00 | 16:00

Unearth the hidden history of the Castle with a guided tour led by an experienced guide. Tours operate 7 days a week.


Kings of The Castle

The Castle of Good Hope proudly unveiled the statues of four heroic historical icons on 9 December 2016, who gallantly fought armed colonial conquests and oppression during their lifetime.

Come and explore the stories of these Royal Warriors.


Krotoa Memorial

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Military Museum, William Fehr Collection and Fired (Ceramic Exhibition)

Opening Times: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Last ticket sale is at 16:45
  • Please note:  Key Ceremony runs Monday – Friday and  Cannon Firing does not take place on a Sunday. These ceremonies are weather dependent.
  • We are open 363 days in a year and are closed 2 days (Christmas and New Year)










(Prices valid until further notice)

Book your tour of the Castle of Good Hope online today!


Re5 Restaurant

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Upcoming Events

30 Mar 6:00 pm

Champions Easter Tour

Music lovers will be in for a lovely night, as they will be treated to a night of Contemporary music by the talented Zimbabwean multi award winning vocalist Jah Prayzah alongside Freeman with Zim dancehall music on the 30th March 2018 at Castle of Good Hope Cape town. Tickets available at Computicket  
31 Mar 7:00 pm

Private Affair

Private Affair is a 90’s and 2000’s Hip Hop and R&B, celebrating the golden years of Hip Hop, R&B and Soul with like minded people. This event takes you back to the golden age of Hip Hop and R&B, taking it back to a time of house parties, walkman and cassettes… A time when you watched […]
07 Apr 6:00 pm

Kasi Flava with DJ Siya Maestro

Siya Maestro is a DJ born on the 08 October 1987 playing in Cape town’s well-known night clubs like Cappello’s, Bazinga Bar,Platinum Lounge, Monate Lounge, he plays at the annual picnic events that continue to entertain thousands of people around the Western Cape. Some people come from other provinces to attend these picnics that pull crowds […]
29 Apr 2:00 pm

Freedom of the City with Black Coffee

  FREEDOM OF THE CITY featuring BLACK COFFEE “Freedom of The City” will take place on the 29th April 2018 at the historic & iconic Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town. The talented, award winning international DJ will be returning to the MOTHER CITY to take us on a musical journey like never before supported […]
04 May 9:00 am

Spice Mecca Ramadaan for All Exhibition

“It’s a brand new era”, said CEO of Spice Mecca, Shreef Abbas in announcing the 2018 Ramadaan For All Exhibition on Voice of the Cape on 12 March 2018.  The famous home-grown spice company has re-branded its successful Ramadaan Expo held annually and VOC has been announced as the media partner for the event.  The religious and […]