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Signal Hill

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Mountains
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... more » 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. « less
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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223 reviews 223 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Visit at noon to experience the firing of the Noon Gun - BOOM! - signaling the time in Cape Town since 1806. Just be sure to cover your ears, as suggested by the naval officer in charge - it really is loud! Good city views on the drive up the hill.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Took a friend for a drive around yesterday and this drive offers such a stunning perspective of the city.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We had superb conditions for a great sunset. Sat in the carpark watching it when another vehicle blocked my view. My colleague asked the driver to move back, explaining my mobility problems and his response was 'Of course, we must let our visitors see what I can see at any time!' Thank you sir whoever you were.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Loved this, make sure you go in time for the Noon Gun. Lovely talk by the staff there just before they fire it....and even though you know what's going to happen, it still takes you by surprise - it's loud! Signs for getting there were not that obvious so check your maps before setting out - that said, its near... More

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Sussex
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a great place to bring a family. Lovely views all round and some very active guinea-fowl, too. There are lovely backdrops for your photos.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Definitely go before sunrise, Make sure the flask is filled with some good Java and enjoy the sunrise as it hugs Cape Town and bathes her in its glorious ray's.

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Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is great place to go to just for the view but if the wind is right you also get to watch the paragliders take off and ride the currents above your head.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Spending two days in Cape Town on business I didn't have much time to sightsee. I did rush up to Signal Hill after the end of the summit to see the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean. Being a Friday evening it was great to see so many people out and about enjoying the good weather. There were people on... More

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Struisbaai, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Take a scenic drive to the top of Signal Hill and get a different perspective of the city and Table Mountain.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Well. I did not like it that much. Does not have anything there. It is just a place that you could see some of the Cape Town from up side. However, if you go to Table Mountain so do not lose your time here.

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