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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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Cape Town
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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

when the funicular is closed this is the next best option for stunning views across the bay and city. Watch the sunset in the west and the lights come on in the city..

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Haymarket, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

While in Cape Town in late June, our guide drove us to Signal Hill where a cannon is fired at exactly 12:00 noon every day - hence the name "Noon Gun". Two cannon are used (one as a back-up) with the "active" cannon being fired by electronic signal directly from the South African Astronomical Observatory. The Navy staffs the site... More

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Norcross, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Great panoramic views of Cape Town and surrounding bays. You can also paraglide from the top, and see both Table Mountain and Lion's Head.

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

it is part of the red bus tour so you should pass by it on your red route. You can also paraglide from it to green point if i am not mistaken and that is not to be missed. i missed it!

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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I drove up signal hill to watch the supermoon rise and I must say the view of Cape Town is utterly breath taking. The perfect spot for a romantic picnic with a bottle of champagne

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Okayama, Japan
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50 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

the view from table montain is amazing but also seeing sunset from here is speachless.

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Bisley, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you are lucky enough to have good weather when in Cape Town, you should definitely make the effort to get to the top of Signal Hill, where the views of both Table Mountain and the Camps Bay area are stunning. One word of warning, the toilet facilities up there are not the greatest!

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Just go! Very easy to drive up to - and tremendous views of the City, the mountain and Lion's Head. Toilets too.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Signal is easy to get to, very close to the city centre. During the day there are great views of the city, Table Mountain and the Atlantic ocean. Picnic tables are provided (just beware of the Guinea fowl), the parasailing / hang gliders take off just in front of you and towards the south are some very nice, quiet walks,... More

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Jonestown, PA
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The view of the city from here is fantastic. It's not quite the view from the top of the mountain, but when we were there, the cablecar was closed for maintenance. This is an excellent alternative. Easy to get to --- and free!!!

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