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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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Went up with my family but had to park away from the main area as parking limited, but gave us an opportunity to see more of CT from the "HILL". Waited for an amazing sunset n... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Went up with my family but had to park away from the main area as parking limited, but gave us an opportunity to see more of CT from the "HILL". Waited for an amazing sunset n watched as it turned to darkness & the mother city lit up. If it wasn't for the kids a few extra hours would have... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Many ways to reach this top, but we choose to drive up. A nice road and views all the way :-) On the top you can see the City Bowl, Robben Island, the whole Waterfront, beaches towards Clifton, and a lot more! Nice weather is a must! This is also a popular launching spot for paragliding. Enjoy! :-)

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Recommend the hike or bus ride up, take a couple of beers to enjoy as the sun goes down. You won t be alone up there!

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

If you're in Cape Town you MUST see the sunset from on top of signal hill, you can walk, cab, bus, or drive up the hill and on the top there is a man that sells coffee and drinks, and there was another man selling ice cream. Bring a bottle of wine and a blanket and sit out watching the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

For an unparalleled panoramic view simultaneously of the Cape Town City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard, take the winding road from Kloof Nek to Signal Hill outlook. Filled with history of passing ships, kramats (Muslim shrines cladded in satin) and the contemporary Noon Gun, one can spend a satisfying 2-3 hours here.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

You can never get tired of the views from here but parking is limited and usually quite full. Its about a 8-10km drive from the City.

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NEW DELHI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

City Sightseeing Tour have a night Tour that takes you to view some breathtaking scenes at Signal Hill during the sunset time.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

It is a lovely end to the day to get up signal hill to watch the sunset. Do it on the site seeing bus to avoid the parking problem. large areas have canvas sheeting so that you can sit on the ground with the picnic but don't be surprised if the guinea fowl want to join you!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This is a free drive and is well worth the drive up the hill.Spectacular views of Cape town and Table Mountain. Great panoramic shots. Drive down is a little scary due to there not always being railing and the very sheer drop at points - there are guard rails at some of these. Highly recommended.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Great views we paraglided off here but while we waited had an explore not a lot on top but if you want good views without loads of tourists good half day there is a cafe but would recommend a picnic

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