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Signal Hill

Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 80 000 4424
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Signal Hill is so named because it was a site for flying flags to communicate weather conditions, thus providing opportune vistas of spectacular views.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“watch the sunset” (123 reviews)
“table mountain” (579 reviews)
“noon gun” (52 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 80 000 4424
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Reviewed yesterday

It can be dicey, getting up Table Mountain, as the tram won't run if it's too wet or windy. But Signal Hill offers fantastic views of Cape Town, and you can drive right up!

Thank chacodrum
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went up to catch the sunset and the views were simply breathtaking! Definitely worth a visit if you find yourself in Cape Town.

Thank Sophya_Saf
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The views from Signal Hill are stunning. You can paraglide from here, although we didn't do it as we have young children. Can get very busy with parking.

Thank Sandy1038
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a drive here whilst on holiday, the road is a little scary as so high up but views are breathtaking!! At top there is limited parking but nice area to stop. Felt safe and friendly. For brave you can paraglide off top which looks...More

Thank Scotlady73
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I returned to Signal Hill after many years on a pearl of a day! It’s still a winner of a visit - majestic views that can not be beaten. My kids and husband loved their first trip and I’m sure we will be back again!...More

Thank Yarisha O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got up early in the morning to be at the top of the hill just before sunrise. We were pretty much the only group there that morning and thoroughly enjoyed the view of the sun coming up over the hills, looking over the city or...More

Thank IB E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Watch the sun set here where the locals see the New Year in. Many marriage proposals have happened on Signal Hill! Pack a picnic and find a spot to sit and be quiet. There is a parking area which fills up pretty quickly. There have...More

Thank nikkik718
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can drive to this spot for a beautiful view. Parasailing is often done from this site. Cannons are not fired from the top - you have to find the Cannon (daily noon time firing - highly recommended).

Thank Tim N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sat on the hill with family watching the most amazing sunset over the ocean, with paragliders taking off into the distance, is a memory I will treasure forever. Simply stunning!!! The views of the city and table mountain are incredible. Give it a go, in...More

Thank Keith T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome views of Table Mountain, the City, the harbour, Waterfront, 2010 Stadium, the suburbs of Green Point & Sea Point and sunsets. It is a nice place to visit!

Thank DeltaZ930
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