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  • Address: Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
Once known as “Lion’s Rump,” Signal Hill is a relatively flat peak next to Lion’s Head and Table Mountain. The summit of this landmark once flew flags to signal changing weather and anchoring directions for ships that came to port. A well-paved road takes visitors to the top of Signal Hill, where spectacular Cape Town views await.

Along the way, travelers can stop at the impressive tombs of several Muslim missionaries or spend the night at Appleton Scout Campsite. Those venturing to Signal Hill for a mid-day trip will likely hear the Noon Gun—two massive cannons signaling the strike of twelve—fire, too.

In addition to its incredible views, Signal Hill is home to the last bit of the endangered Peninsula Shale Renosterveld vegetation in Cape Town, which means it is one of the few places nature lovers can find the extremely rare Moraea aristata flower and Medusa’s Head succulents in the wild.

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Signal Hill is the perfect spot to capture spectacular sunset views of the South African landscape and Cape Town skyline. It’s easy to reach Signal Hill from city center by driving to the corner of Bloem and Buitengracht Streets and turning onto Military Road to Lion Battery. The park is open 24 hours and is free to enter.

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Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip, Cape Town, null
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Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 107 Reviews

See Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, and then head into town to see the city highlights up close with an expert guide. After descending from South ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.79
Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Indian and Atlantic Oceans, Cape Town, Day Trips
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Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Indian and Atlantic Oceans

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See two oceans in one helicopter trip on a scenic flight from Cape Town! On a route around beautiful Table Mountain, glide along the Atlantic coastline and ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 25 minutes (approx.)

From USD $146.12
Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Atlantic Coast, Cape Town, Helicopter Tours
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Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Atlantic Coast

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Head to the skies on a 18-minute helicopter tour from Cape Town, and soar above the Atlantic coast, known locally as the Atlantic Seaboard. Leaving the V&A ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 18 minutes (approx.)

From USD $106.92
Private Tour: Cape Town City Highlights, Cape Town, Helicopter Tours
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Private Tour: Cape Town City Highlights

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See the highlights of Cape Town on a full-day tour, led by a local private guide! After enjoying panoramic city views from Table Mountain or Signal Hill, head ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.20
Cape Peninsula Bike Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Private Day Trips
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Cape Peninsula Bike Tour from Cape Town

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Savor the very best of the Cape Peninsula on this unique guided cycle excursion. From the top of Signal Hill, take in Lion's Head and the iconic Table Mountain ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $220.00
Sunset City Bike Tour of Cape Town, Cape Town, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Sunset City Bike Tour of Cape Town

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Enjoy a sunset ride that will take your breath away. This half-day cycle includes some of the Cape's most breathtaking scenery from majestic mountain passes to ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
Chapman's Peak Cycle and Bo-Kaap Walking Tour in Cape Town, Cape Town, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Chapman's Peak Cycle and Bo-Kaap Walking Tour in Cape Town

Join for a remarkable day of cycling, walking and fine cuisine that will invigorate your senses and take your breath away! Savor magnificent views of the city ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Flexible

From USD $220.00
Cape Town Food Tasting Tour, Cape Town, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Cape Town Food Tasting Tour

Unleash your inner foodie on this 4-hour food tasting tour of Cape Town. With an expert guide, sink your teeth into an array of South African dishes and ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.23
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Cape Malay Cultural Tour of Cape Town, Cape Town, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Cape Malay Cultural Tour of Cape Town

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Discover Cape Town’s cultural heritage on a 4-hour Cape Malay tour led by an expert guide. As the oldest city in South Africa, Cape Town boasts a culture that ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.75
Cape Town City Sightseeing by Motorcycle Sidecar Experience, Cape Town, Dining Experiences
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Cape Town City Sightseeing by Motorcycle Sidecar Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

This 2 hour Cape Town city sidecar experience covers the inner city attractions as well as visits to Signal Hill, Camps Bay, Hout Bay, Chapman's Peak Drive and ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.66

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