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Noon Day Gun

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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Military Road | Signal Hill, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to have a good view of the CBC this would be the best spot to come and enjoy the history the view and have a lovely picnic.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mandy2202
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got a chance to experience this. Big bang. Not expecting it but very entertaining and the view is magnificent.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank InHisHands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walk with a group every Wednesday, and this week we parked our cars at the top of Signal hill and waked the lower contour path around to the two cannons that have been in operation since 1818! the view of Cape Town is spectacular!...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Michele B
Reviewed August 1, 2019

'The Noon Day Gun is sign posted from central Cape Town. Aim to arrive at the barracks around 11.45 as you'll be given a short introductory talk about why a cannon is fired on Signal Hill every day at midday. You are warned to cover...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed July 24, 2019

Wow this things loud. I knew it was going to be loud, but seriously buy the earphones from the guy who gives the talk. Such a cool presentation and even though I've heard it a number of times now, it still makes me laugh.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank roo263
Reviewed June 27, 2019

Its a one way road up to the Noon Gun, s watch when you going and coming down the road. Lots of history to the Noon Gun.It tells you exacly how many been fired and its being updated daily. Bit more mordern tecnology now when...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank resh13
Reviewed May 8, 2019

Wonderful experience to see the view from Signal Hill and hear the firing of the Noon gun. Pity the roads up to the top of the hill are in such a bad state of repair and also very narrow.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank franjohnson35
Reviewed March 6, 2019

You know you are in Cape Town City Centre when you hear the BOOM! A daily occurance one happens at 12 noon, you can set your watch by.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KimA3174
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Well worth making your way up to see the gun. You can, of course, hear it every day but seeing it adds a bit of interest too.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 261peteri
Reviewed March 4, 2019

This cannon is fired every day at Twelve Noon. You can take a boat trip out of the harbour to Millies Point and hear the gun from miles around. Whilst out in the bay we also saw dolphins and a whale !! Bonus.... Trips can...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Catherine M
February 28, 2019|
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Response from Dianna B | Reviewed this property |
If your asking what is its “history?” The Noon Gun has been shot everyday since 1806 as a time signal for passing ships.
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