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Signal Hill

  • Table Mountain (left), Lion's Head (middle) and Signal Hill (right)
Table Mountain (left), Lion's Head (middle) & Signal Hill (right)  © Damien du Toit, License

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

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40 Winks Guest House
Graded:
Sleeps 28 in 12 units
From R 1190
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 3 max (2 adults)
* Rates may vary according to season

40 Winks Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Cape Town

Cape Town

0 Km from 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

Green Point Self Catering Studio
Sleeps 6 in 2 units
From R 400
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 4 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Green Point Self Catering Studio

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town

Cape Town

0 Km from 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

Hastings Hall
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Sleeps 10 in 2 units
From R 980
Per unit, per night
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Hastings Hall

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town

Cape Town

0 Km from 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

Liberty Lodge
Guest Rating: 9
Sleeps 10 in 5 units
From R 1000
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Liberty Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Cape Town

Cape Town

0 Km from 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

5 Camp Street
Sleeps 18 in 5 units
From R 1400
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 4 adults max
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5 Camp Street

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town

Cape Town

0 Km from Signal Hill

5 Camp Street provides self catering accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Ideally situated in the central, trendy and historic suburb of Gardens, on the lower slopes of Table Mountain. Within easy walking distance of Kloof Street, with its vibey

Koornhoop Manor House
From R 545
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Koornhoop Manor House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Cape Town

Cape Town

0 Km from Signal Hill

Koornhoop Manor House provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Observatory in the Cape Town City Bowl. We're an owner-run guest house in the leafy suburb of Observatory, Cape Town - below the towering Devil's Peak as it runs down to the Liesbeek River.

Mountview Spa & Guest House
Graded:
Sleeps 14 in 7 units
From R 1395
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
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Mountview Spa & Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Sea Point

0km from Cape Town

1 Km from 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 ...

Viewpoint
Sleeps 4 in 1 unit
From R 1800
Per unit, per night
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Viewpoint

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town City Bowl

0km from Cape Town

1.5 Km from 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

Barry Hall Apartments
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Sleeps 19 in 5 units
From R 1090
Per unit, per night
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Barry Hall Apartments

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Fresnaye

0km from Cape Town

1.6 Km from 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.

7A Clifton Steps
Sleeps 4 in 1 unit
From R 2400
Per unit, per night
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7A Clifton Steps

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Clifton

0km from Cape Town, Atlantic Seaboard

3.2 Km from Signal Hill

A beautifully appointed garden self-catering 2 bedroom apartment on Clifton Steps. Ideally situated - just a short taxi ride from Camps Bay to one side and to the other side, all that the Mother City has to offer.

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