Signal Hill

Signal Hill, Cape Town Central: Address, Phone Number, Signal Hill Reviews: 4.5/5

Signal Hill
4.5
Mountains • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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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.
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vtmp
Houston, TX70 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Breath taking sunset. A plus was that you got to see the night light of the city below and the table mountain silhouette. I went twice to see. Just to remind if you want to get a parking, you should got there an hour earlier so that you could pick a park and a spot to enjoy. Loved it
Written 16 April 2022
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sarah N
Dartford, UK74 contributions
Feb 2022
my favourite part was seeing the two sides of life: one the man made city huge and sprawling, showing different architecture and skill of man...the other side a complete different view of the ocean, naturally gently rolling and sparkling on a beautiful summers day, ships slowly heading toward the port- to me it was such a contrast- and of course from this height you can well see the table mountain with clouds seemingly flowing down it and then the sun beginning to set....a wonderful visit.
Written 4 March 2022
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Aamna A
Lahore, Pakistan6 contributions
Feb 2022
The sunset bus to Signal Hill is a highly recommended experience - and not once but multiple times. The drive up the hill gives you stunning views so you can only imagine what its like when you reach the top; on one side you can see the two oceans meet and on the other side you can view all of Cape Town city centre. It is an absolutely wonderful experience; I was mesmerised by the setting sun on the horizon.
The bus is punctual and the audio commentary is very informative.
It gets super windy so make sure you wear or bring warm clothes and a blanket to sit on.
Written 18 February 2022
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Melanie A
14 contributions
Dec 2021
On the evening of 13 Dec, we went up to Signal Hill as part of the Sunset Bus experience with City Sightseeing bus. I never experienced anything like it. It was very windy, however the view and sunset was amazing
Written 7 January 2022
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holidayRH
South Africa1 096 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Review of Signal hill Cape town
A must to drive to.
Extremely busy during peak times.
Hikes frequented by everyone.
Most amazing views.
Can also attempt paragliding for those interested
Parking available but busy
Written 31 December 2021
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SamanthaNaidoo
Pretoria, South Africa176 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Very easy drive up signal hill. At the top, there is parking and bathrooms available. Very very safe family spot. Depending on weather, paragliding is available. Ice cream shop sells very affordable R20 devine ice cream. I had the toffee nut flavour. A must.

Safe area to sit and admire the amazing views.
Family condusive.
Sitting areas with tables. Can bring own food.
Written 16 December 2021
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2kidsvacatiom
8 contributions
Dec 2021
Great views. Can take some nice pics. Pick a nice clear day. We went on a tour. Not far from the city.
Written 5 December 2021
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3 128 contributions
Nov 2021
Most people seem to go to Signal Hill by car. Walking up from Kloof Nek (altitude 340m) where there is a MyCiTi bus stop is also an option. A trail leads gradually up to Signal Hill at 350m some 3.5 km away. It took me 1½ hour. The trail avoids the tarmac road and is well maintained. Beautiful flowers and shrubs, unhindered views on both the coastline and Cape Town. Highly recommended.
Written 29 November 2021
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Liz M
Cape Town Central, South Africa56 contributions
Dec 2020
For any occasion or no occasion at all. A celebration of life...one of the most spectacular sunsets that rivals the sunsets Santorini. If you don’t like the crowds and want a place a little more private, there are are areas before the main viewing spot.
Don’t forget to take something warm... Cape Town is windy and it does get cold up there.
Written 18 October 2021
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Rakshen
Durban, South Africa53 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
What a beautiful spot in Cape Town. If you want a stunning pic of Cape Town this is the place to get it. At night it looks fantastic with the lights and during day just the same. Must see in spot in Cape Town
Written 12 September 2021
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