Cape Town is the oldest city in the country, with many tales of brave pioneers and its fair share of broken hearts and tragedies. It’s only natural then that our Mother City should have a few ghost stories to tell.
Castle of Good Hope
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A black dog is also said to haunt the property and has been known to pounce on visitors and vanish at the last moment.
Other spectres which make the Castle of Good Hope one of the most haunted places in South Africa is Lady Anne Barnard. In the late eighteenth century, Lady Anne lived at the Castle as the colony's First Lady and often entertained important dignitaries. Lady Anne's ghost is said to appear at parties held in honour of important visitors.
Governor Pieter Gysbert van Noodt is another restless spirit in the Castle. Apparently a strict and militant man, he once sentenced four soldiers to die by hanging for desertion. One of the soldiers is said to have cursed him. Later that day, Van Noodt was found dead at his desk, having died of a heart attack and it was rumored that he died at precisely the same time as the soldiers.
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