It’s not as steep as Table Mountain or as winding as Lion’s Head, but Signal Hill, the little sister of its more famous and more popular siblings, offers some of the best views, not only of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head, but also of the harbour and the Atlantic Seaboard. It’s also a lot flatter (after the first climb) but a good stretch – 3.5 kilometres each way. And if you’re lucky, you can see hang-gliders leaping off from the parking lot at the very end to land on the Sea Point boardwalk.
To get to Signal Hill Road: Walk up Kloofnek (or catch the MyCiti bus) to the top and turn right. Then just keep going straight. It’s that easy.
There is a Vida e Caffe coffee truck at the turnoff to Lion’s Head. Grab a coffee and keep heading towards Signal Hill. Most people are going up Lion’s Head, so it gets quieter and more serene.
Two options: Walk along the side of the paved road or take a track on the upper side of it. Often your only company is guinea fowl. (See picture above.) Fynbos and wild flowers along the road and up the side of Lion’s Head colour the way. Numerous tracks lead off the paved road in all directions. Consult SANParks Table Mountain for the various routes you can take.