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Noon Day Gun

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Military Road | Signal Hill, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing can be more exciting than a five minute arrival before the the blast of the Noon Day Gun. All is quiet and then Officers apprach the Guns and light them and at immediiately twelve noon, the guns go off. This is an old Cape...More

Thank 42markbriggs
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I never knew that a person can actually go up the hill to watch the noon gun being fired. To top it all the photo opportunities over the Cape peninsula and towering Table mountain is just great.

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

would highly recommend making it to hear the history behind the noon day gun which is delivered with great humour and to experience it being fired at noon. nothing prepared us for the noise and ground movement when the canon exploded. brilliant short detour.

Thank Llama44
Reviewed 10 August 2018

The gun fires at noon every day and it is worth looking out for. Even if you cant get to the gun site then listen for the sound

Thank John R
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Each day at noon, except for Sunday, one of two canon are fired by the SA Navy. Residents take little notice, or set their watches, but the sound is heard all over and it's interesting to hear the history.

Thank Cheryl095
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Just an awesome place to be and something to experience. . . . If you where still asleep, surely you will be awake after the bang

Thank 102johanf
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We were up to the Gun for the daily cannon fire. This consisted of people standing around on a grassy knoll until the cannon was fired, during which most held their fingers in their ears, and then walking back down. Frankly, not worth inclusding this...More

Thank katherinesabrams
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The Noon Gun was a great experience and it is definitely one that we would recommend. The gentleman who fired the canon gave us a short but interesting history of the function of the canon and why it is still fired today. I would suggest...More

Thank Ilzed82
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The Noon Gun is always a pleasure to visit, the cannon going off always catch people unaware and distorted photos are evidence of that. These are the oldest cannons in the world still in daily use accept Sundays and public holidays. Models of the Noon...More

Thank MartinV3856
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Visitors often think that the noon gun is all the way up in signal hill. It took me several visits to Cape Town to realize that the way to the noon gun is from from the corner of Bloem and Buitengracht Street via the Bo-Kaap...More

Thank Luc V
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