Cape Town on Foot: Castle to Slave Lodge
Keep walking straight.
The bustling Grand Parade, on your right, owes its name to the Old Drill Hall. This was where Jan van Riebeeck’s simple earthwork fort stood until the 1660s. It was here that wagons rumbled, as they travelled between the fort and the Company’s Garden; offenders were publicly flogged or broken on the wheel; slaves were landed near the fort and sold, and burghers met to gossip and discuss the news of the day.
Carry on walking in this direction.