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Signal Hill

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We were there for the noon firing of the cannon, which I would definitely recommend if you are planning to visit signal hill. We were not able to go up to Table Mountain due to weather but enjoyed the view and learned some interesting history about Cape Town's very important role as a shipping port.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

not as high as table mountain , from there you can understand and see the beautiful scence of cape town. and you can see closely the island that Manda spent for years from signal hill !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Small but clean and welcoming. Gerhard is so accommodating. Pool and close to downtown in City Bowl. Upgrading now to boutique status. Perfect for those on the go.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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86 reviews 86 reviews
49 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

As a runner, I get to see Cape Town in a different way to many people, as many people are still sleeping. Do yourself a favour and get up early during your stay in Cape Town, take a drive to Signal Hill Parking Area, just before the sun comes up, you will not be disappointed. It's brillant, the different colours... More

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Roseland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Outstanding view of the sunset was a very nice end to a fabulous day of touring in Cape Town. I highly recomment a stop there to see the sunset if time permits.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There is nothing better than going up in Cape Town so you can appreciate the incredible view of the city. The drive up Signal Hill is easy and brief. From the top, you can see amazing panoramic views of Cape Town, Camps Bay and Table Mountain. There isnt much to do on the hill but it's worth the visit for... More

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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Lovely place to come for the views of Cape Town and of Table Mountain. There are tandem paragliders jumping off the hill and heading towards Camps bay. Great place for photographs. Well worth a visit.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a must see & visit place. Amazing views of Cape Town in the day time, but just as amazing at night ( if you visit at night I would travel in a group).

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The place to see the sunset and rise Wish I'd done both Need to visit more than once Great place to take a bottle and snacks whilst the sun goes down

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

In good weather it's great to watch the tandem paragliders jumping off signal hill. Great views of Robben island, the city and the west coast suburbs.

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