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.

table mountain cape town views travelTo 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.

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At the end of Signal Hill Road, a view of Greepoint Stadium, Robben Island and the Atlantic.
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A well deserved break at the end of the road.

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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.

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Photos by Ted Botha

lions head table mountain cape town views travelTwo 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.) table mountain cape town views travel wildflowersFynbos and wild flowers along the road and up the side of Lion’s Head colour the way. table mountain cape town viewNumerous tracks lead off the paved road in all directions. Consult SANParks Table Mountain for the various routes you can take. signal hill cape town atlantic view travel