CAPE TOWN CASTLE


CAPE TOWN CASTLE
The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving building in South Africa. Built between 1666 and 1679, this pentagonal fortification replaced a small fort of timber and clay built by Commander Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 upon establishing a maritime replenishment station at the Cape of Good Hope for the Dutch East Indian Company or better known as the VOC (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie)
In 26 April 1679 the five bastions were named after the main titles of Willem, the Prince of Orange. The Western Bastion was named Leerdam; followed in clockwise order by Buuren, Catzenellenbogen, Nassau, and Oranje. In 1936 the Castle was declared a National Monument. As a result of an extensive, ongoing restoration and conservation programme launched in the 1980's, the Castle of Good Hope remains the best preserved of its kind built by the VOC in regions where it had interests in previous centuries.
Today, the Castle of Good Hope house the regional headquarters of the South African Army in the Western Cape, the famous William Fehr Collection of historic artworks, the Castle Military Museum and ceremonial facilities for traditional Cape Regiments.

 

Accommodation

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Contact Information

 Bookings: +27 (0)11 781-4800
 Fax: 086 670 0851
 Cape Town

Seating Capacities

Room Name U-Shape School Room Theatre Banquet
 
Adam Tas     150  
Alemans Barracks     300  
De Goeweneur Restaurant       80
De Waterblommetjie     40  
Dolphin Pond Courtyard     140  
Dolphin Room and Bar Lounge     90  
Dukes Mess     40  
Front Courtyard w/o Marquee     1300  
Front Courtyard with Marquee     400  
Good Hope Gallery     300  
Highlanders - Sekunde Room     160  
Lady Anne Barnard     120  
Pasque de Chavonne     22  
Rear Courtyard w/o Marquee     400  
Safari Room     40  
Simon van der Stel Bar Lounge only     30  
Simon van der Stel Room & Bar Lounge     144  

Room Dimensions & Area

Room Name Length Width Height
 
Adam Tas        
Alemans Barracks        
De Goeweneur Restaurant        
De Waterblommetjie        
Dolphin Pond Courtyard        
Dolphin Room and Bar Lounge        
Dukes Mess        
Front Courtyard w/o Marquee        
Front Courtyard with Marquee        
Good Hope Gallery        
Highlanders - Sekunde Room        
Lady Anne Barnard        
Pasque de Chavonne        
Rear Courtyard w/o Marquee        
Safari Room        
Simon van der Stel Bar Lounge only        
Simon van der Stel Room & Bar Lounge        

Lighting Facilities

Room Name Controls  Dimmers  Windows  Blackout 
 
Adam Tas
Alemans Barracks        
De Goeweneur Restaurant        
De Waterblommetjie        
Dolphin Pond Courtyard        
Dolphin Room and Bar Lounge        
Dukes Mess        
Front Courtyard w/o Marquee        
Front Courtyard with Marquee        
Good Hope Gallery        
Highlanders - Sekunde Room        
Lady Anne Barnard        
Pasque de Chavonne        
Rear Courtyard w/o Marquee        
Safari Room        
Simon van der Stel Bar Lounge only        
Simon van der Stel Room & Bar Lounge        

Power, Doors & Screens

Room Name Power
Sockets
Door
Height
Door
Width
Screen
Height
Screen
Width
 
Adam Tas
Alemans Barracks          
De Goeweneur Restaurant          
De Waterblommetjie          
Dolphin Pond Courtyard          
Dolphin Room and Bar Lounge          
Dukes Mess          
Front Courtyard w/o Marquee          
Front Courtyard with Marquee          
Good Hope Gallery          
Highlanders - Sekunde Room          
Lady Anne Barnard          
Pasque de Chavonne          
Rear Courtyard w/o Marquee          
Safari Room          
Simon van der Stel Bar Lounge only          
Simon van der Stel Room & Bar Lounge          

Venue Category

City Conference Venue
Expo Centre
Function Venue
Museum
Wedding Venue

Conference Equipment

Audio Equipment
Data Projector
Lectern
Public Address System

Leisure

Travel

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