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Signal Hill

Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Owner description: Signal Hill is so named because it was a site for flying flags to...
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a alternative to getting in a cable car to go up table mountain ,signal hill is a good alternative,nice scenic view from the top ,would be a good idea if they sold some refreshments ,good opportunity for some small entrepreneurs .

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Signal hill must be seen in the day time and the sunset as well as at night. You get to see a different view at different times

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Drove up signal hill in the evening great views from the top. Wouldn't recommend driving up in the dark lots of cars just pulling over, stopping and blocking roads. But well worth it, you can see for miles and view a lot but not all of Cape Town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

It was simply amazing everyone has to do this at least once in their life. We went up signal hill to have a look stunning views of table mountain. Then we decided to paraglide with parapax it was great fun good memories made. Thanks

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Signal Hill is a must-visit place in Cape Town. It sits next to Table Mountain and has a terrific view of it and the city, leading up to the base of TM. There are also beautiful views of Green Point, the ocean, and Robben Island. My husband and I were in Cape Town in August and access to TM was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Came here when we couldn't get up to Table Mountain, fell into the paragliding by accident but what a great experience. the wind perfect. the staff were great and made you feel very safe. What great way to fly and what a great experience.

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Signal Hill is right next to Table Mountain and therefore share soem of the good views you can have from Table Mountain. There is nothing really special enough including its outlook to warrant a visit in that table Mountain is right next and offer many things which are just unavailable on Signal Hill. As I was there as part of... More 

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Birmingham UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Fantastic views over Camps Bay. We went for sunset and if you are planning to do that get there in plenty of time as there was limited places to park

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Beautiful views of the city during the day, but amazing at night. Well worth the drive up Kloof Nek to see the vista. We didn't get to see (or hear) the Noon Day Gun being fired at noon, but I'm told its quite an experience. The evening we went up was a Sunday just before dusk. The narrow road up... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Great views and awesome mountain trails. Had a great sit down around the point and beautiful sun scapes around sea point. Always a pleasure.

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