Travel Review: Freedom Day Visit to the Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town (Part 3)

(To see Part 1, please go to: http://tamlynamberwanderlust.com/?p=1012 and for Part 2: http://tamlynamberwanderlust.com/?p=1173) Just after 11:00 a.m., the English group gathered around our great and rather humourous tour guide (I have to admit I didn’t catch his name and couldn’t get a chance to ask him it afterwards but I am sure he’s one of the regulars… so keep an eye […]

Freedom Day 2015: A Visit to the Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town (Part 2)

(To see Part 1 of my review, please see: http://tamlynamberwanderlust.com/?p=1012) After the Key Ceremony, we all gathered around the small bronze cannon near the pathway’s edge, knowing that now, at last, we’d get to watch (and hear) the Signal Cannon being fired as the two gentlemen from the Cannon Association* were willing to show off their fine little cannon. * […]

Freedom Day 2015: A Visit to the Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town (Part 1)

For me, it seemed particularly apt that my first ever (though long anticipated) visit to the Castle of Good Hope (or, to use its Dutch name, Casteel De Goede Hoop), originally built in 1666, should come on Freedom Day – a day that commemorates my country’s first democratic election – given the Castle’s historical significance* and its positioning, which sets […]