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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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Breathtaking sunset!

Make sure you go there to view the sunset! Take some wine and some blankets if you go in the winter. Its absolutely worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Make sure you go there to view the sunset! Take some wine and some blankets if you go in the winter. Its absolutely worth it!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you are not feeling energetic enough to walk up Lions head then this is a good alternative to get a lovely view of the city and Atlantic sea board as you can drive your car to the look out point.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Although nowhere as good a view of Cape Town as Table Mountain, the top of Signal Hill does offer a good alternative if one cannot go to Table Mountain because of the weather. The road snakes it's way up the hill and eventually arrives at a picnic/parking area at the top. The views are great of Cape Town itself and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It is a real short drive from town to go up Signal Hill, and has very rewarding views. Good if considering suicide - just joking, but very steep hills! Wouldn't want to drive over the edge

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Hop off Hop on bus offer to enjoy sun set over there but they don't provide return trip. It is close to table mountain but to return into the hotel is risky at night

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Our driver took us to Signal Hill when Table Mountain was closed and we were pleased with the gorgeous views. Great place to stop and take pictures!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Cape town is truly beautiful but nothing beats the unmissable sunsets on the top of signal hill. A good trek from the bottom to the top of signal hill takes a good one hour but to the end that by watching the sun go down is truly spectacular.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Oh I love taking friends and family up Signal Hill for sundowners. It's a beautiful spot to see the sun set over Cape Town and a must for visitors. You can also bring a picnic basket up the hill or go tandem parasailing for a fee. Plenty of spots you can stop while driving up the hill to take in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Views are out of this world. There are different stops and you can park and view the stunning views. At night the lights are quite amazing and the sea views are out of this world.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If your time falls short and there is to many people at the Cable way up Table mountain your next best option is to visit Signal hill for an exceptional view over Cape Town and Table Bay. Great to spend some quiet time here overlooking Cape Town.

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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central

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