Signal Hill is a prominent landmark from which the historic noon gun is fired, and forms the “lion’s body” for the adjacent Lion’s Head mountain.
You can go to watch the daily firing of the gun, or simply enjoy a cold drink or picnic (bring your own, though) from the parking lot at the end of the road, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean. Afterwards you could head down into the Bo-Kaap for a meal at the Noon Gun Tea Room (+27 21 424 0529) in Longmarket Street. Reaching the viewpoint is as easy as driving up Kloof Nek Road from the city and then taking a right at the top of the hill. From Signal Hill you can also go on and walk up Lion’s Head, a popular mountain walk that is particularly beautiful to do when there is a full moon.