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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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An excellent position to take some beautiful panorama photographs of Cape Town. The traditional cannon is fired at 12 noon. It can get a little windy but great for a little walk

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

An excellent position to take some beautiful panorama photographs of Cape Town. The traditional cannon is fired at 12 noon. It can get a little windy but great for a little walk

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A magnificent experience to see the sunset on Signal Hill. Add good company and the Hamper ordered from the Red City Tour office, and the evening is perfect. Good value for money.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The trip to signal hill is pretty and worth doing anyway, even though it is short. Easy access from the city. The view of Table Mountain from there is a must. The view to the sea, the mountain and even Robben Island is phenomenal and should be added to your visit to Cape Town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is the first place to visit if you want to really understand "where you are". If you walk around and definitely on the drive up and down, it will give you a full 360 degrees views. This is especially true if the Table Mountain is fog covered or inaccessible because of strong winds, and if the weather or your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

When we were in Cape Town it was particularly windy and the cable car up Table Mountain was closed so we decided to go and see the views from Signal Hill instead. It was definitely worthwhile! You can circle the top of the hill and get views from all sides including great views of Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront.... More 

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Fladbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Could have spent hours here. Great 360 degree views of city, Table Mountain, Signal Hill etc. Don't forget your binoculars to try to locate your accommodation!

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Horicon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Took the sunset tour with the Double Decker bus. Relaxing place with a gorgeous view of the city and its harbor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Although not as high as Table Mountain, there is a road to the top with parking facilities and washrooms. The view is amazing with Table Mountain and its cable car behind you, and the V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Stadium and Robben Island in the distance. On the day we visited, para-gliders were launching from a designated area and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

The views from signal hill are breathtaking and watching the sunset was simply beautiful. We also enjoyed the views of Table Mountain, Downtown and the V&A Waterfront on the drive to the top. Just a few tips if you plan on going to Signal hill at sunset; it gets very crowded and there isn’t much parking so get there early... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Always one of my favourite places to visit with overseas visitors and it's free! It's a great drive to the view point, where there are toilets but no other facilities. From here you can enjoy spectacular views of the city, Robben Island, The Cape Town Stadium and of course Table Mountain. If your feeling brave take a paragliding trip back... More 

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