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Noon Day Gun

Military Road | Signal Hill, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Military Road | Signal Hill, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The roads are too narrow for a coach bus to make it to the place where a cannon fires every day at noon since the early 1800s. So, don't expect any crowds here. Getting here by 11:40 am, you get to hear a nice explanation...More

Thank SNottIN
Reviewed 11 June 2017

On my way up to Signal Hill I just happened to be at the Noon Day Gun close to noon - so decided to experience that. Quite interesting facts provided by the guy shooting off the guns. There is a number on the house/plateau where...More

Thank JaneBis
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is becoming more popular and it is not surprising. Every day at noon, a large cannon is fired above Bo Kaap on Signal Hill. It was in the 1800s that it began to be fired as a way for the ships to set their...More

1  Thank D8533FQmichellel
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We came down from signal hill to watch the gun and had a little trouble finding it- google maps didnt quite have it right and our Uber driver also wasnt sure but we eventually got there. Yes it needs some work on the facility, but...More

1  Thank Wonderbra_Star
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a local feature and endearing tourist attraction. Interesting, entertaining but looses points for the general condition of the site..Needs some site and approach work. The sound of the gun marks midday. Some tourists exaggerate the noise of the cannon ( loaded with blanks)....More

Thank Gunner do
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is a well-known tourist attraction for Cape Town and although the experience of being there to observe the firing of the canon is fantastic, as is the information shared by the SA Navy staff on duty, the facility is in a state of decay...More

Thank TonyBosman
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Every day at noon Cape Town city goes bang with the sound of cannon fire. The first time I heard it (unaware of the tradition) I nearly jumped out of my socks while everyone around me casually checked their watches and adjusted them accordingly :)...More

1  Thank johnE5295KI
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The daily noon cannon salute is accessible via car or on foot. The hike is delightful and you can just follow the road leading to the place admiring the breathtaking views of Cape Town on your way . You enter for free and visit on...More

Thank Emarie B
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Rather a hectic road with lots of potholes but certainly worth the drive. Get there at 1130 to see them load the canon and hear some stories Amazing city views. Nothing else - rather shabby and run down naval installation- no public toilets. Most definitely...More

Thank TouchLightly
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Military history buffs should love this, all the various cannons, the anti-air Bofors gun in the car park. The cannon itself is loud but not loud enough to hurt. The Gunner who provides the tour is both helpful and informative. The road up to the...More

Thank Andrew A
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