Canon firing and key ceremony at the Castle of Good Hope at 10am

By Lesley on 6 December 2017

Canon firing and key ceremony at the Castle of Good Hope at 10am

Key ceremony at the Castle of Good Hope

The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building in South Africa and is a must-see on for visitors interested in the history of Cape Town.

The Castle of Good Hope opens at 9am and I would suggest you consider making it your first stop while visiting the city and arriving by 9.45am at the latest.

Key ceremony

Everyday at 10am, a brief key ceremony is performed, carrying on the traditions of the past whereby soldiers lock up the Castle for the night and return the key to the Governor of the Cape.

Cannon Association of South Africa, sharing their passion of preserving the history of cannons in South Africa

Immediately after the key ceremony, follows the Canon Association of South Africa, sharing their passion with the public for the preservation of cannons in South Africa which funded by donations.

Visitors can fire the cannon

For a donation of R100, a visitor can fire the canon, all donations go to the Cannon Association of South Africa.

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