Video: I hope it’s good…
Of course it’s good! It’s the Castle of Good Hope.
And for those of you who think the past is boring, who remember nodding off in class at school – watch this bunch of crazy students for a new take on history as they visit the Castle of Good Hope (Bus Stop 10 on the Red City Tour). History can be fun!
This seriously old building, in fact it’s the oldest surviving colonial building in SA to be precise, is really fascinating! Find out why it was built and also why it was built where it is. (Did you know that the Castle was originally built on the beach? No – the building was never moved, the ocean was moved instead. Seriously, no jokes – the land was reclaimed so now the Castle of Good Hope stands several kilometres from the sea but once upon a time all the land between the current shoreline and the Castle was under water!)
Take a tour of this unique heritage site. Watch the soldiers perform their military duties. Get totally spooked out in the dungeon. Visit the Military Museum or the Iziko Museum, have a bite to eat in the De Goewerneur Restaurant and spend some moolah in the gift shop – there is lots to see and do at the Castle of Good Hope!
On the topic of historical significance – City Sightseeing are running our Pensioners Special where all pensioners can travel for half price on Fridays on the City Sightseeing bus. Another exciting special is the Kids Special where two kids can travel for free with any full paying adult.
The ‘Cape Town’s Red Bus Movie’ project was created, produced and directed by City Varsity’s 1st year Film and Media Department students, under guidance from their lecturer Riaz Solker. Thor Rixon directed, edited, and did the sound production. Amrish Shah was the producer for the project and outside actors from the industry made up the cast.