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Address: Military Road | Signal Hill, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Whilst casually strolling around Cape Town saw a sign for the "Noon Gun" so decided to hike up the hill and watch. Was really interesting experience listening to the guide and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 gun is a bit treacherous so drive carefully.

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Thank Andrew A
Downderry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

A great experience, do go if you can, it's only a short time out of your day and will be one of the most memorable things from your stay in Cape Town. The easiest way is to grab an Uber up to the Gun, you can walk but it's quite difficult and very steep, you'll need lots of time if... More 

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Hull England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is my 4th visit to Cape Town and the first when I have seen and heard the gun go off. On any visit to Cape Town try to be in the Waterfront area at 5to 12.00 look up to Signal Hill and watch the ceromony and the firing off the gun its a must do thing to prove youve... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Whilst casually strolling around Cape Town saw a sign for the "Noon Gun" so decided to hike up the hill and watch. Was really interesting experience listening to the guide and then watching/listening to the cannon go off.

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Thank dunbro
Grand Cayman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Check your watch when the canon booms and for goodness sake don't jump or think it's a terror attack! We were actually at the Lighthouse when it went off and proud to say acted quite normally.

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Thank WillandNic
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you are visiting the Malay quarter in Cape Town, then go up to the top, and have a beer in the quaint little place that is part of a family home and which serves great curries too. Then precisely at noon the Gun goes off...this was to let the poplace know that it was time to take their midday... More 

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Thank Jane W
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

For a short drive you get to experience a great tradition and here about it's history. Try to get their at 11.45am to get the talk from the guy who fires the gun. He said he's been doing this for 15 years and has never been alone when firing the gun - visitors always turn up, come rain or shine!... More 

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Thank SarahHann
Woking
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We had attempted to come to this location in 2014 on our visit however chose the "wrong day". This time we were a bit more organised. Again lovely views over Cape Town Waterfront and also back to Table Mountain and Signal Hill. Also views over Bokapp and the city itself. Enjoyed walking around the "garrison". Interesting explaination given about firing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Old military place in cape town close on signal hill. Spectacular 360° view on Cape Town Stadium & the whole bay

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We attended an event at the Noon Gun during the Geocaching MEGA in Cape Town. I haven't been here in probably 15 years. It's actually a great attraction with historic value, beautiful views and best of all, it's free. Really enjoyed getting more info about the custom and what happens from the soldier on duty. Worth the visit.

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