The Castle:The star-shaped fort erected at the Cape of Good Hope by the Dutch East India Company. Also attributive.
Built between 1665 and 1679, the Castle is now the headquarters of the South African National Defence Force in the Western Cape.
1688G. TachardVoy. to Siam 65The Lieutenant of the Castle..told me that the Rhinoceros being in rage runs his greatest Horn into the Ground and continues to run a kind of furrow with it, till he comes up with him that has smitten him.
1796 Van Ryneveld vs Brown & Spooner. 3The said 18 bales of Callicoes being sold..to Josias Brink, a Burgher..from whom the same were recovered after the Discovery was made and conveyed to the Castle.
1868W.R. ThomsonPoems, Essays & Sketches 211After the execution, the whole Senate, escorted by the guard in the order before-mentioned, returned to the Castle and to the Governor’s house.
1920K.M. Jeffreystr. ofMemorandum of Commissary J.A. de Mist 176Every wagon had to pass the military guard at the Castle before it was allowed to enter the town, and the amount (sc. the tithe) to be paid to the Company was estimated on the supposed value of the load.
1941N. DevittCelebrated S. Afr. Crimes 5He was captured in a distant part of the country, taken to Cape Town under a strong escort of burghers and lodged in the Castle.
1969I. VaughanLast of Sunlit Yrs 49The Castle, my first and best love, was the oldest building in the country.
1980D.B. CoplanUrbanization of African Performing Arts. 48Bell attended a European dance at the Castle in Cape Town in 1834, where music was provided by Black men dressed in British uniforms and playing Western instruments.
1991B.J. BarkerFairest Cape 13The visitor to the Castle can..admire the elegance of its cool museums and ballrooms, all contained within massive stone walls that..were never called upon to resist an enemy attack.
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