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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 Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great view over Cape Town and the harbour and an absolute stunning view on Table Mountain. Put on your tekkies and take a walk on one of the short trails.

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Its a really nice hike up to Signal Hill, not as tiring as the hike up to Table Mt or Lions Head. You will still have a great view over Cape Town and see Table Mt in the background but the view from Table Mt is better because you get to look down onto Camps bay. Signal Hill is still... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you have time it is well worth a trip for some spectacular views of Table Mountain and the Lions Head

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great way to get your bearings in Cape Town. Definitely wait for a clear, sunny day. An easy drive up the hill.

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Upington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very nice drive up the hill, was not to busy and the paragliding company was in full swing with the tandem flights. An Ice cream truck provide with desert and the weather was excellent. Was the first time there and we where not disappointed. I will include in the future a ride to the top in my road bike. Not... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Signal Hill is perfect for the best view over the city of Cape Town,...on a clear day...but people should not go there by themselves. It is too isolated and unless going there between 11am and 12pm when the Noon Gun is fired, there won't be people around. Go in groups and wait for a sunny day.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I loved going up there to see the great vies of the city. We walked all the way around and really enjoyed it, allow at least 1 hour.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We walked up to Signal Hill through the Bo Kaap area at the end of Longmarket street. A steep walk. We didn't go to the summit of the hill, we only went as far as the old army base where they fire the noon gun. This was one of the highlights of our stay in Cape Town. The views of... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The walk up to signal hill is great for an early morning exercise and getting there just in time for the noon day canon shot.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A great place to have a romantic picnic or take the family to see the amazing view of the beaches, Table Mountain and Cape Town.

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