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

Graded:
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, four star graded guesthouse built on old-fashioned ideals, modern age comforts where we believe in quality service, affordable luxury accommodation and delicious breakfast buffet.

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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 offers 2 self catering studios. This is the ideal base from which to explore Robben Island, Hout Bay, the Peninsula, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the Winelands of Constantia and Stellenbosch.

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Sleeps: 4

Green Point Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Green Point

0.9km North of center of Signal Hill

This fully equipped studio is in a quiet position, but close to all amenities. The studio has a fully equipped kitchen, TV and hi-fi. Besides the King size bed it also has a double Sleeper couch. Towels and linen are supplied.

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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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Graded:
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 1 000,00
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3 Robeye View Sea Point Cape Town

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Sea Point

1.2km South West of center of Signal Hill

Tastefully decorated and well maintained secure 2 bedroom apartment to rent. Situated in upper Sea Point, above High Level Road. Max 4 guests. Our apartment is within walking distance of the Sea Point promenade & Atlantic Ocean and a mere 10 minutes.

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Sleeps: 11 in 6 units/rooms
From R 855,00
Per unit, per night.

Tintagel Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Gardens Cape Town

1.3km South East of center of Signal Hill

Tintagel is an elegant, well managed Victorian guesthouse, situated just off Kloof Street, Gardens in Cape Town. We are known for outstanding hospitality, convenient location and charming ambience.

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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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Sleeps: 4 in 2 units/rooms

African Beach Studio

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mouille Point

1.5km North West of center of Signal Hill

Spacious open-plan studio with magnificent views from all areas. Finished and furnished in natural woods, tiles and textiles. Maple, stainless steel & granite kitchen (fully equipped) with bar/dining counter. African ironwood sleeper queen bed...

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