Damp and drizzly rehearsals for the Cape Town Military Tattoo 2014

Today had been a dark, cold and wet day in the city. As I walked back to my car late at night, I could hear, somewhere, in the distance, the wail of a piper and the deep roll of bass drums echoing within the Castle walls, the sound seeming to linger long after they had…

Getting ready for the Cape Town Military Tattoo 2014

It is almost time for one of the highlights of the Cape Town events calendar: the Cape Town Military Tattoo 2014 at the Castle of Good Hope from Thursday 6 November to Saturday 8 November 2014!

Check out the fabulous new website for the Tattoo here: http://www.capetattoo.co.za/. There is a brilliant line-up of bands and performers, with some newcomers making their first appearance. Also, this year they’re really promoting the use of social media, so there is much activity on their new Facebook page. Remember to ‘Like’ it to keep updated with the latest developments.

A wonderful Cape Town Military Tattoo Matinee performance at the Castle

The Castle of Good Hope opened its doors to several energetic youth groups, who performed together with the military bands – SA Army Band Cape Town, SA Air Force Band, SA Navy Band and SAMHS Band – and two of the pipe bands that have been performing during the Cape Town Military Tattoo – the Cape Field Artillery Pipes & Drums and the SAMHS Pipes & Drums.