Castle of Good Hope

Castle of Good Hope

Our students in South Africa recently visited the Castle of Good Hope, which was built by the Dutch East India Company beginning in 1666. Today, it is the best-preserved example of a Dutch East India Company fort, and a representation of European colonialism—as a European colonial military structure, it served as, among other things, a center for the oppression of local peoples.

Cannons

It is also, possibly because of its bloody history, believed by some to be haunted.

From the castle, there is an excellent view of Table Mountain, Cape Town’s most iconic and instantly recognizable geographic feature. I believe the best word to describe the view is: epic.

Keep checking back for more updates on our students’ exciting journey!

Table Mountain

Group Photo Table Mountain

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