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Plan your Visit

Bertram House, situated at the top of Government Avenue in the centre of Cape Town, is currently closed to the public, as it is undergoing maintenance and restoration. This house is the only remaining example of the English Georgian-style red-brick houses that were once common in Cape Town. The house is said to have been built in around 1839 by English immigrant and notary John Barker, who named it in memory of his late wife, Ann Bertram Findlay, who had died in 1838.

Bertram House


Open between 09h00 and 16h00 Thursday and Friday
Closed on Christmas Day and Workers’ Day


Standard Fee

Adults: R60
Children aged 5 to 17: R60
Pensioners and Students: R60

Upon Presentation of Valid SA ID/ SADC Identification

Adults: R40.00
Children aged 5 to 17: R20.00
South African pensioners and students (with valid cards): R20.00 / Free entry on Fridays
School groups: Booked: R15.00; Unbooked: R15.00
Free entry on commemorative days

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Exhibitions & Events

Inside Iziko

Iziko Museums


Dear Visitor

Please be advised that the Castle of Good Hope will be closed to the public on Thursday, 8 February 2024.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Looking forward to your future visits.


Iziko Management