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Signal Hill

Table Mountain (left), Lion's Head (middle) and Signal Hill (right)

Signal Hill

Signal Hill derives it's name from the days when a semaphore (communication) post on the side of the hill was used to send signals to ships in the harbour. Today, the hill is famous for the noon day gun - a canon that has been fired everyday except Sunday, since 1902. The firing of the noon day gun is carried out with military precision by the South African Astronomical Observatory who take such things quite seriously. An electric cartridge is loaded into the cannon which is then triggered remotely by the Observatory's master clock. Note that the noon day gun is not located at the top of Signal Hill, but rather a short distance down the side of the hill at Lion's Battery.

Signal Hill is also referred to as Lion's Rump due to it's position relative to Lion's Head. At 300m the hill affords an good view across the City Bowl and Table Bay. If you're unable to take the Cable Car to the top of Table Mountain, then Signal Hill is the next best thing.

Visiting the hill at night allows one to see the city lights and also provides an excellent vantage point from which to admire the floodlights that light up the side of Table Mountain in summer. But be warned that Signal Hill is not considered to be a safe place to visit at night.

DIRECTIONS:

  • from the city head up Kloof Nek towards Camps Bay
  • at the crest turn right into Signal Hill Rd
  • follow this road for about 3 km until you reach the end

Nearby Listings

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Sleeps: 28 in 12 units/rooms
From R 1 620,00
Per unit, per night.

40 Winks Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Green Point

0.8km North West of center of Signal Hill

40 Winks Guesthouse provides accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in Green Point in the Cape Town City Bowl. 40 Winks is a guesthouse built on old-fashioned ideals, modern age comforts where we believe in quality service, affordable luxury accommoda

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Sleeps: 6 in 2 units/rooms

Green Point Self Catering Studio

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Green Point

0.9km North West of center of Signal Hill

Green Point Self Catering Studio provides visitors with self catering accommodation in Green Point, Cape Town City Bowl. We offer 3 self catering studios. Green Point Self Catering Studio 1 (sleeps max two) is a tastefully renovated self-catering studio a

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Stonehurst Guest House

Self Catering Rooms With Communal Kitchen in Sea Point

1.0km West of center of Signal Hill

Homely self catering rooms and flats in this 20 roomed Victorian Residence operating since 1920 will remind you of yester year. Three original marble fire places, which is a welcome sight on a winter's night, gleaming oregon floors...

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Sleeps: 36 in 6 units/rooms

Mountview Spa & Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Sea Point

1.0km West of center of Signal Hill

Our rooms have been decorated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard to accommodate your every need. All the rooms are en-suite with satellite TV, hair dryer, coffee and tea facilities, ceiling fans, heaters, refrigerator, beach towels ...

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Sleeps: 4
From R 790,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Sweet Orange Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Sea Point

1.3km West of center of Signal Hill

This beautiful old Victorian is conveniently located at the Atlantic Seaboard. Our six large rooms (non smoking/approx. 30qm) are all individually designed and furnished. V&A Waterfront & the beautiful beaches of Clifton are only 5 min. away.

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Sleeps: 24 in 9 units/rooms

Olafs Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Sea Point

1.3km West of center of Signal Hill

Olaf's Guest House is a charming bed & breakfast accommodation with nine individually decorated en-suite bedrooms. Ideally located in beautiful Sea Point, Olaf's Guest House is only 10 minutes from Cape Town city centre...

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Hastings Hall

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Tamboerskloof

1.5km South East of center of Signal Hill

Hastings Hall provides self catering apartment accommodation in Tamboerskloof, Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Surround yourself with the beauty of Table Mountain and Lion's Head, and put yourself in the perfect position to get to see everything that the Mo

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Viewpoint

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town City Bowl

1.5km North East of center of Signal Hill

Viewpoint apartment offers self catering accommodation in De Waterkant, Cape Town City Bowl. The first impression of this double volume 2 bedroom penthouse apartment is of opulence, combine this with a view of trendy De Waterkant's trade district and you

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Liberty Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Tamboerskloof

1.6km South East of center of Signal Hill

Liberty Lodge provides guests with bed and breakfast accommodation in Tamboerskloof, Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Over the years, this classic Cape Town bed & breakfast has earned an enviable reputation for relaxed and genuine hospitality. Originally a V

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Sleeps: 19 in 5 units/rooms

Barry Hall Apartments

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Fresnaye

1.6km South West of center of Signal Hill

Barry Hall is located in the leafy suburb of Fresnaye on the Atlantic Seaboard. The 4 large apartments and garden cottage are offer free Wi-Fi as well as friendly daily service, weekdays leaves you free to enjoy Cape Town and all its beauty.

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