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Noon Day Gun

Military Road | Signal Hill, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 424 0529
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Military Road | Signal Hill, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 424 0529
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We often take friends from outside the Cape to see the Noon Gun, and have been recommending it to tourists for many years. It is not the easiest drive to get there so going with a tourist shuttle is recommended (please DO NOT try to...More

Thank JJBuirski
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

At precisely twelve noon each and every day, the Noon Day Gun goes off with a loud boom...it was initially used to tell people to knock off for lunch or whatever and it has continued...

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Wonderful experience listening to Alistair explain the history and firing of the gun(s) - superb time spent looking over the beautiful city.

Thank John B
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is a cool throwback to distant times. The first time I heard the Noon Gun, I was climbing up a steep trail on Table Mountain. I had paused to catch a view of the magnificent city and BOOM! Very thrilling!

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017

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 10 August 2017

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 12 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
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