Castle of Good Hope

The Castle of Good Hope known locally as the Castle or Cape Town Castle is a bastion fort built in the 17th century in , South Africa. Originally located on the coastline of , the fort is now located inland.

Notable Places in the Area

Town hall
is a large Edwardian building in city centre which was built in 1905. is situated 380 metres west of Castle of Good Hope. Photo: Martinvl, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a museum in the former inner-city residential area and, District Six, in , in an old Methodist church. is situated 430 metres southwest of Castle of Good Hope. Photo: Mike Peel, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The is the main public square in , . is situated 300 metres west of Castle of Good Hope. Photo: Discott, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Railway station
railway station is the main railway station of the city of , South Africa. is situated 410 metres north of Castle of Good Hope. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.5.

Localities in the Area

is the second most populous city in . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.

The is an area in , South Africa, situated between the historic city centre and the modern Port of Cape Town. Photo: Dewet, CC BY-SA 2.5.

The Bo-Kaap is an area of , formerly known as the Malay Quarter.

Castle of Good Hope

-33.9259° or 33° 55' 33.1" south
18.4278° or 18° 25' 40.1" east
Open Location Code
3 metres (10 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Kasteel de Goede Hoop
  • Afrikaans: Kasteel die Goeie Hoop
  • Afrikaans: Kasteel van Goeie Hoop
  • Arabic: قلعة الرجاء الصالح
  • Armenian: Բարեհուսո հրվանդանի ամրոց
  • Azerbaijani: Keyptaun qalası
  • Azerbaijani: Qud-Houp qalası
  • Azerbaijani: Yaxşı ümid qalası
  • Bulgarian: Добра надежда
  • Chinese: 好望堡
  • Dutch: Kasteel de Goede Hoop
  • Dutch: Kasteel van Goede Hoop
  • English: Cape Town Castle
  • Esperanto: Kastelo de Bona Espero
  • Finnish: Hyväntoivon linna
  • French: Fort de Bonne-Espérance
  • French: fort de Bonne-Espérance
  • German: Castle of Good Hope
  • German: Kasteel de Goede Hoop
  • Italian: Castello di Buona Speranza
  • Japanese: キャッスル・オブ・グッドホープ
  • Latvian: Labās Cerības pils
  • Polish: Zamek Dobrej Nadziei
  • Romanian: Castelul Bunei Speranțe
  • Russian: Крепость Доброй Надежды
  • Spanish: Castillo de Buena Esperanza
  • Swedish: Castle of Good Hope
  • Swedish: Castle of good hope
  • Swedish: Godahoppsfästningen

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