Haunted Places in Cape Town

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Cape Town is full of Urban Legends and myths. Here are some of the Haunted Places that Cape Town has to offer!
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Tokai Manor House  During a New Year's party at Cape Town's Tokai Manor House in the early 1900s, the party goers dared a young nobleman to ride his horse around the living room. He did, but because of the large amount of alcohol he had consumed before saddling up, he was unable to control the animal. The horse galloped out the door and travelled from the high veranda, fatally breaking the necks of both the rider and the horse.

Tokai Manor House During a New Year's party at Cape Town's Tokai Manor House in the early 1900s, the party goers dared a young nobleman to ride his horse around the living room. He did, but because of the large amount of alcohol he had consumed before saddling up, he was unable to control the animal. The horse galloped out the door and travelled from the high veranda, fatally breaking the necks of both the rider and the horse.

Rust-en-Vreugd  Some guests hear footsteps, some see a woman drifting between the downstairs rooms, some see a different woman staring from an upstairs window, some see an empty crib and some feel a hand on their shoulder when no one else is in the room. It is reported that dogs often snarl at the painting of British Governor of the Cape, Lord Charles Somerset.

Rust-en-Vreugd Some guests hear footsteps, some see a woman drifting between the downstairs rooms, some see a different woman staring from an upstairs window, some see an empty crib and some feel a hand on their shoulder when no one else is in the room. It is reported that dogs often snarl at the painting of British Governor of the Cape, Lord Charles Somerset.

Leeuwenhof Estate   Governing over the City Bowl, Leeuwenhof Estate dates back to the earliest days of European settlement in the Cape and is now the official residence of the Premier of the Western Cape. Throughout the history of Leeuwenhof there have been tales of lights inexplicably going on after they were switched off and an older woman is said to haunt the ground floor. It is told that there is also a ghost of a young woman who died of heartbreak when her family disapproved of her…

Leeuwenhof Estate Governing over the City Bowl, Leeuwenhof Estate dates back to the earliest days of European settlement in the Cape and is now the official residence of the Premier of the Western Cape. Throughout the history of Leeuwenhof there have been tales of lights inexplicably going on after they were switched off and an older woman is said to haunt the ground floor. It is told that there is also a ghost of a young woman who died of heartbreak when her family disapproved of her…

Jac Loopuyt House  Jac Loopuyt House, also known as The Ghost House of Rondebosch, is a charming Edwardian residence nicknamed "The Spook House". It is rumoured that a strange cult resided there in the 1970’s and there are stories of doors being opened and closed mysteriously and a crystal clear elderly man wandering around.

Jac Loopuyt House Jac Loopuyt House, also known as The Ghost House of Rondebosch, is a charming Edwardian residence nicknamed "The Spook House". It is rumoured that a strange cult resided there in the 1970’s and there are stories of doors being opened and closed mysteriously and a crystal clear elderly man wandering around.

Groote Schuur Hospital  Groote Schuur Hospital is believed to be haunted by a number of spirits. A young nurse who contracted a terminal disease during World War Two and shot herself still roams the corridors. A Sister with white eyes apparently walks around the hospital. A young man who fell to his death while trying to escape from the upper floor also continues to haunt the hospital and a grey lady, named Sister Fatima, tries to help the nursing staff on their rounds.

Groote Schuur Hospital Groote Schuur Hospital is believed to be haunted by a number of spirits. A young nurse who contracted a terminal disease during World War Two and shot herself still roams the corridors. A Sister with white eyes apparently walks around the hospital. A young man who fell to his death while trying to escape from the upper floor also continues to haunt the hospital and a grey lady, named Sister Fatima, tries to help the nursing staff on their rounds.

Castle of Good Hope  Visitors report hearing voices and footsteps in the windowless dungeon, once a torture chamber, and in the narrow stone stairs and labyrinthine corridors that wind through the building. A flickering male ghost has been seen walking around the buttresses and leaning over the parapet.

Castle of Good Hope Visitors report hearing voices and footsteps in the windowless dungeon, once a torture chamber, and in the narrow stone stairs and labyrinthine corridors that wind through the building. A flickering male ghost has been seen walking around the buttresses and leaning over the parapet.

Cape Town University's Little Theatre  In its quiet hours report hearing someone playing the piano; perhaps, it's the spirit of an actress who died in the theatre’s green room, unwilling to stop performing.

Cape Town University's Little Theatre In its quiet hours report hearing someone playing the piano; perhaps, it's the spirit of an actress who died in the theatre’s green room, unwilling to stop performing.

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