BACKGROUND ON THE
CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE
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.