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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 days ago

at 12 noon every day in Cape Town, see the tourists drop to the floor as the noon day gun fires!! well go and see it. not difficult, but the road is a killer view as well although in standard Cape Town fashion, well sign...More

Thank christruyachts
Reviewed 4 days ago

Make sure you get there before noon as there is not much else to see. Yes, the view is nice but the action is seeing and hearing the canon go off. Wherever you are in CT at noon you will hear this canon so it's...More

Thank lewisn675
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fun to see this event which has happened 66,265 times, between the two cannons. Interesting presentation, and a loud boom!

Thank revjcs
Reviewed 25 June 2017

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

1  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

1  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 MichelleBigIdeas
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
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