The Castle of Good Hope's recent additions of a Khoisan Kraal and two sprightly goats received positive reactions from their visitors, this according to CEO of Castle of Good Hope, Calvyn Gilfellan.
This historical building was built 350 years ago.
Gilfellan says the idea was to patch some loopholes in history, and also educate the younger generations about Khoisan people who were there long before the castle was ever built.
Listen to the full conversation below:
We are using this opportunity to say let’s look at our heritage, let’s look at our history and how we can present it to young people in a way that is inclusive and educational …— Calvyn Gilfellan, CEO at Castle of Good Hope
We are trying to confront the visitor with what they read in history books and we are saying the castle was not built on open land and unused land. They were people who roamed this land (Hunter and gatherers, the Khoisan people).— Calvyn Gilfellan, CEO at Castle of Good Hope
The reaction we got from visitors is more than we expected— Calvyn Gilfellan, CEO at Castle of Good Hope