It is understood that the Castle of Good Hope is arguably the oldest fortress and building in South Africa. It is currently the oldest functioning Dutch colonial building of the period. It has retained its function as military site and centre of ceremonial military activity of the Cape Regiments. It currently houses the William Fehr Collection, the Military Museum and is home to the Cape Town Highlanders Regiment. The Castle of Good Hope represents an aesthetic particular to fortifications built by the Dutch.

Declaration of the Castle of Good Hope as National Heritage

By virtue of the powers vested in the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA), in terms of section 27 (5) of the National Heritage Resources Act (No. 25 of 1999) SAHRA hereby declares the Castle of Good Hope a National Heritage Site.

To access the gazette notice, NAMES of the various site, records of issued permits and decisions, and other technical information please visit the site record in the inventory of the national estate, accessible via SAHRIS - follow the link below.