The oldest remaining building in South Africa, The Castle of Good Hope is a pentagonal castle that has been preserved as a cultural and military edifice. Inside is a military museum and a few areas of intrigue, like the dolphin pool and the blacksmith's forge. We understand that the Castle of Good Hope is no Taj Mahal or Angkor Wat, but at a cost of about $4 USD for entrance this 17th century landmark provides some excellent insight into Cape Town past. Flesh out your cultural experience with the few block walk to the District Six Museum, which focuses on the forced removal of inner-city citizens during Apartheid, before attacking the more adrenaline-heavy activities of your Cape Town itinerary.
Location:C/O Darling and Buitenkant Streets, Cape Town