Castle Control Board

Contact Details

Postal PO Box 1, Cape Town, 8001
Physical Cnr Darling Street & Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, 8001
Tel 021 461 4673 / 021 787 1249


The Castle Control Board, a Schedule 3A Public Entity, is responsible for the overall management, maintenance and promotion of the Castle of Good Hope as a heritage site and tourist attraction. In terms of this legislative mandate the organisation is expected to provide a range of public services and goods on behalf of the Department of Defence and Military Veterans to local community members, tourists, learners, students, conservation agencies, exhibitors, performers, cultural organisations, traditional authorities, filming companies, event organisers, military institutions and the like.

The Board’s mission is to be a service-orientated public entity, striving to create an environment where national pride serves to build an internationally known and recognised cultural and heritage brand for Ubuntu, dialogue, nation-building and human rights recognition; guarantee the development of a smooth functioning, self-sustaining, ’must-see’ iconic visitor and learner destination; optimise its tourism potential and accessibility to the public; and preserve and protect its cultural and military heritage by elevating it to UNESCO World Heritage status.

The Board’s vision is to be a globally significant, truly accessible centre that showcases South Africa’s shared heritage. In its management of the Castle of Good Hope, the Castle Control Board has committed to infuse its programmatic and other corporate activities with the following core values: service quality and excellence; operate with honesty and dignity; respect for the diversity in military, cultural and social history; genuine partnerships and collaborative relationships; community engagement and inclusivity; and fiscal responsibility, accountability, transparency and sustainability.

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