Signal Hill in Cape Town: A Must Visit

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Signal Hill offers a spectacular eagle eye view of Cape Town. Entrance is free, you can drive there,take an uber or take the Cape Town Red Bus. If you are in Cape Town during the peak season it’s best to drive there as early as possible so that you get parking closer and to also avoid traffic. Signal Hill starts from Kloof Nek which is a right turn if coming from Cape Town heading towards Camps Bay. As soon as you make a right turn a steep drive of the scenic view towards Signal Hill begins. The twisting road leads to the top of Signal Hill and the most breathtaking views of the sea, mountains and buildings.  This is without a  doubt one of the best and easily accessible places to go for wonderful views of Cape Town. Below are 5 reasons why  Signal Hill is a must do when visiting Cape Town.


1. Great Picnic Spot

Signal Hill Picnic

Signal Hill is one of Cape Town’s best picnic spots to take that special person in your life, family or friends. This place has a great view of the Table Mountain, sea view with the famous Robben Island in view as well. Don’t forget to take  your picnic bag and a picnic blanket. No worries if you don’t have a picnic basket as there are a couple of shops that sell snack and drinks. Benches and tables are also on site if you not up for rolling the blanket on the floor. It usually gets chilly at night so it’s a good idea to take your jacket.


2. Table Mountain Yellow Frame

Signal Hill

The Table Mountain yellow frame is very popular as almost everyone will be wanting a photo inside the yellow frame with the iconic Table Mountain behind.

3. Noon Gun

Signal Hill Noon Gun

Signal Hill is the location of the Noon Gun  which was first fired in 1806. The noon gun is fired every day except on Sunday and public holidays.

4. Great Place For Watching The Sunset

Signal Hill Sunset

Signal Hill is one of the best places in the world to watch the sunset go down. It’s  a perfect spot to chill and look at the beautiful African sunset, watching the stars and Cape Town lights. .

5. Paragliding Flight

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If paragliding is on your bucket list nothing beats doing that from Signal Hill. This is an exhilarating experience that gives you a beautiful scenic view over Cape Town.

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