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Signal Hill

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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 80 000 4424
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Signal Hill is so named because it was a site for flying flags to...

Signal Hill is so named because it was a site for flying flags to communicate weather conditions, thus providing opportune vistas of spectacular views.

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Picnic on Signal Hill

Can become very crowded at sunset, go out of season. Fantastic views. Ablutions available. Take a warn jacket for the evenings. Dont go alone.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cape Town, South Africa
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The journey in the bus was beautiful with the city views on our way. But on a sunny day as we had it's too hot there and we just had a few snaps shot there plus giving a beautiful and splendid view of the table mountain from here. But couldn't stay longer of the extreme hot and sunny weather.

Thank Doctor S
Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can become very crowded at sunset, go out of season. Fantastic views. Ablutions available. Take a warn jacket for the evenings. Dont go alone.

Thank MicheleOrange
Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best time to see the city from Signal Hill is when the sun is setting. Watch as the city lights up for the evening. It is utter magic and it is free. Great way to experience Cape Town.

Thank Tess V
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Choose a clear day, take some Picknick + a bottle of bubbly and just enjoy the sunset. No better way than to end a day.

Thank Xstel
Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The sunset was beautiful from the top of this hill and at dusk on the other side the view of the city as it began to sparkle when the sun went down is well worth the visit. Just be careful driving on the road because other drivers just stop where they like and in some dangerous blind spots we found... More 

Thank BT3rd
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place with beautiful views of Cape Town. You can have a picnic and watch the sun set and take lovely photos.

Thank Timeawayadvisor
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Signal Hill is worth a visit for the views. But the facilities are disappointing - a pathetic van selling drinks and snack, awful loos, but the views are spectacular.

Thank Saintyvic
London, United Kingdom
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1 134 reviews
609 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Signal Hill is free to visit and acts as a very special viewing platform to the entire city and surrounding areas. We walked up from Sea Point which was a beautiful walk. Don't miss out!

Thank TravelReviewer1983
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove up around 8:00 pm and located the best viewpoint. The views are amazing. It happened to be full moon which further added to the beauty of the view. You will be able to figure out necklace of the lights.

Thank AhujaTriloki
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We too the hop on/hop off bus Sunset trip. It was lovely, we brought our own little picnic, sat on the hill and watched the sun go down over the ocean. Beautiful!

Thank Becksq

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