Signal Hill

Description

Forming the ‘lion’s rump’ for the adjacent Lion’s Head, Signal Hill is a prominent attraction from which the historic Noon Gun is fired at midday.

Most people make their way there for the spectacular views across the Cape Town harbour, city and Atlantic Ocean. The family-friendly picnic spots are popular with locals and visitors alike in all seasons.

On summer evenings Signal Hill becomes a ‘lover’s lane’ with couples admiring the city lights and the romance of the floodlit background of Table Mountain.

The site got its name from the practice of using signal flags to communicate with ships in the bay, and later the famous Noon Gun. The two cannons were brought to Signal Hill in 1902, serving as time signals for ships at anchor.

Watch the daily firing of the gun, or bring a picnic and find a spot looking out over the Atlantic Ocean near the parking lot. You could also head down into the Bo-Kaap for a meal at The Noon Gun Tea Room in Longmarket Street.

Photo: Lion's Head and Signal Hill – next on the 'to do' list after Table Mountain and Robben Island

Signal Hill Map

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Accommodation near Signal Hill

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Island View Apartment

Sleeps 2 Green Point Self-catering in Green Point
0.63km from Signal Hill

Island View Apartment is a stunning one-bedroom apartment, ideally located in Green Point, with brea...

from R5,000
1 night, 2 adults

Villa Teira

Sleeps 8 Green Point Self-catering in Green Point
0.65km from Signal Hill

Villa Teira is a modern upmarket residence with breathtaking views of Table Bay, Robben Island, Gree...

from R6,000
1 night, 2 adults

87 Ocean Views

Sleeps 6 Green Point Guest House, Green Point Private Home in Green Point
0.65km from Signal Hill

This contemporary home is situated in upper Green Point and boasts magnificent views of the Green Po...

from R990
1 night, 2 adults

121 Ocean View Drive Studio Apartment

Sleeps 4 Green Point Self-catering in Green Point
0.65km from Signal Hill

121 Ocean View Drive is newly renovated luxury self-catering apartments situated in Green Point on t...

from R1,200
1 night, 2 adults

123 Ocean View Drive Apartment

Sleeps 2 Green Point Self-catering in Green Point
0.66km from Signal Hill

123 Ocean View Drive Apartment is a newly renovated studio apartment situated on the slopes of Signa...

from R3,454
1 night, 2 adults

Island View Villa

Sleeps 8 Green Point Self-catering in Green Point
0.69km from Signal Hill

This is a beautifully appointed with lots of space and light, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill,...

from R490
1 night, 2 adults

Bluegum Hill Guesthouse

Sleeps 14 Green Point Guest House in Green Point
0.72km from Signal Hill

Bluegum Hill is set on the slopes of Signal Hill with its indigenous bluegum trees, aloes and guinea...

from R2,800
1 night, 2 adults

Greenpoint Ocean Views

Sleeps 8 Green Point Self-catering, Green Point Bed and Breakfast in Green Point
0.72km from Signal Hill

Greenpoint Ocean Views is a spacious and beautifully decorated home with awesome sea views. Close t...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Serenity Homestay

Sleeps 4 Green Point Bed and Breakfast in Green Point
0.78km from Signal Hill

The homestay is situated in Green Point - a suburb of Cape Town that overlooks Table Bay and sits on...

from R1,200
1 night, 2 adults

Unit 1 The Point

Sleeps 4 Sea Point Self-catering in Sea Point
0.79km from Signal Hill

Unit 1 The Point is an exclusive, fully equipped Sea Point apartment that offers the best of luxury ...

 
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