Free tour

Castle of Good Hope Walking Tour

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Michael
Quality Verified Registered on April 06, 2022

Good day Guru Walkers, Welcome and thank you for reaching us. 😃 Our guests have reviewed us to be the top rated GuruWalk tour operator in Cape Town and South Africa 🇿🇦. They also highly recommend us as well. In fact, we are the first GuruWalk operator in Southern Africa to reach over 100 and then 200 reviews with mostly 5 🌟 ratings. For your convenience, we have the most scheduled tours per week. My name is Michael and I am a professional registered Regional and Provincial Cultural Tourist Guide (WC12125), as well as a registered National Overnight Off Trail Mountain Adventure Trekking Tourist Guide. I was born in Cape Town and married to Bridget. She is a professional registered Cultural Tourist Guide (WC12124) as well. Together we have worked and travelled throughout South Africa, as well as in many other countries around the world. We also enjoy membership with the Cape Tourist Guide's Association. My uncle (who is still alive today) was the neighbour of Nelson Mandela when he spent almost 7 years in the jail cell right next door to Madiba, as a political prisoner on Robben Island. For more about this, you may want to book our "Oppression and Apartheid to Liberation" walking tour. We also conduct tours all across South Africa, including Sightseeing Tours, Hiking Tours, Rock Art Tours, Safaris, Adventure Tours, Wine Tours, National Parks, and more.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Castle of Good Hope 

"Secret places . . . we'll take you there"
*Child friendly*
*An entrance fee of ZAR50,00 is required at the Castle of Good Hope*


  • Places of interest
  • Khoisan history (indigenous people of the Cape)
  • Buildings
  • Architecture
  • Statues
  • Works of art
  • Ruins
  • Artefacts
  • People
  • Cultural heritage
  • National monuments
  • Sites of significance
  • Memorials and more

You will have a chance to enjoy a memorable experience by visiting old jail cells, a swimming pool, guard houses, canons, old games from the period of the 1st Dutch occupation, and much more.

 All our tours are based on proper research and facts, and the information shared is not meant to be disrespectful to anyone's   gender,  country, religion, ethnicity, culture, ancestors, place of origin, political persuasion, traditions or practices.

This is a very good educational travel through time.

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  • Meeting point:
    25 Darling St, Cape Town City Centre,...
    25 Darling St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
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    Please meet the guide on the pavement outside the Cape Town Tourism office at the Cape Town City Hall. He will be standing under the statue of Nelson Mandela. The guide will be wearing an official tourist guide badge.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Dee 05 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Once again, Michael joined us for a different tour. His Pro Tour status is well deserved. It was once again very informative and he's always willing to answer additional questions. I thoroughly respect that he is comfortable to speak about the histories, even those that can be a bit "ugly" or hard to hear, especially when you're in a mixed group. History, is history, no need to gloss over it. Thanks again Michael. Bravo!!!!!
Mirja 05 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
We really enjoyed our tour with Michael. Thanks for sharing your opinion on the problems SA ist facing today. Always appreciated to listen to locals and their stories.
Lynne 19 Nov 2022
Indian Wells

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
We have joined Michael for four tours of Cape Town. Every one of then have been excellent. Michael is very knowledgeable about Cape Town and South African history. His passion for his subject is apparent and adds to the enjoyment of the tours.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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