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Signal Hill

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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number: 0800004424
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Signal Hill is so named because it was a site for flying flags to...

Signal Hill is so named because it was a site for flying flags to communicate weather conditions, thus providing opportune vistas of spectacular views.

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This is always a good bet when the Table Mountain cableway is not running or the queues are too long (or you don't want to pay to get a view!). An easy drive up, free parking and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is always a good bet when the Table Mountain cableway is not running or the queues are too long (or you don't want to pay to get a view!). An easy drive up, free parking and superb views. It is well worth walking a few hundred metres out the back of the parking area, through the trees towards the... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its an amazing view from the top and we got lucky to reach there at 12 and experience the live shoot. back in days they used to shoot everyday at 12pm so the captains in the ships could calibrate their watches and the tradition has gone on despite now the technology has come up so much, but its a good... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Only went there for the sunset with a tour but the view was amazing! Take some snacks, maybe some wine and enjoy the sea, the sun and some of Cape Towns very famous landmarks like Table Mountain and Robben island.

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Birmingham
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great views of the sea and Table Mountain. Brilliant! Free of charge, so if you are in the area it's a must!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a leisuarly drive up to the summit, we parked the car, and observed the great views of the mother city, and Sea Point.We also took a stroll/climb up on the trails, and even had a more better view of the surrounds. definitely a must for any visitor to Cape Town...but be beware, don't do it on your own, you... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A crowded but lovely place to see the sunset over Cape Town. We went in a car and managed to squeeze in a place in the carpark at the top, so if you do it get there at least half an hour before sunset. It is all about the setting and scenery so you will not be disappointed.

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Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Asked the taxi to take us to Signal Hill- didn't realise that it was drive able to the top of the hill! As we was hoping to have hiked up and arrive in time for the sunset. It is a very popular spot for sunsets and would be a lot better for the sunrise as there would be less people.... More 

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Hook, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our B&B hosts suggested we drive to the parking just off Kloof Nek and walk from there. Top tip: there are two parking places: if the first is full, don't give up: the next is a few hundred yards further on. The views are great but the walk is a gentle stroll. We were hoping for something more challenging. Also... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From here there is a lovely view of Cape Town. Parking is easy and there are parking guards. Paragliders usually take off from here and that is an excellent choice of activity, but it is also very entertaining to watch. There are several stall holders here selling their wares.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If ever you have the opportunity go to Signal Hill try and go when its close to sunset and take your picnic basket and watch the sunset what a spectacular view and romantic as well

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