The view of Lion’s Head from Signal Hill
Signal Hill aka Lion’s Rump (or Seinheuwel in Afrikaans), is a landmark flat-topped hill located in Cape Town, next to Lion’s Head and Table Mountain. Together with Lion’s Head, Signal Hill looks like a lion sphinx.
Lion’s Head and Signal Hill from the submit of Table Mountain
This Hill is known for the Noon Gun that is operated by the South African Navy and the SA Astronomical Observatory. Catherine spent many years living downtown so she is used to the sound of the canon firing at 12 o’clock everyday. Capetonians have their watches set to this sound!
The 360 degree view from this hill is amazing!!
The Cape Town Stadium
There is a road to the submit and that vantage point provides spectacular views over Cape Town and the surroundings, especially at dawn or sunset.
Above, Sea Point. One of Cape Town’s most affluent and densely populated suburbs.
Devils Peak and Table Mountain
Urban growth has now covered this ecosystem and -along with a tiny patch on Devil’s Peak – Signal Hill has the only surviving sample of Peninsula Shale Renosterveld vegetation in the world.
Bryan, Sue and Nick in front of Table Mountain.
There was a bit of cloud cover on this day. Capetonians like to say that when this happens, Table Mountain has a cloud “tablecloth”. We were without Catherine on this day as she was already at the wedding venue getting everything pretty and decorated, so I had to step in as tour guide.
Cape Town City Bowl
We had a great day driving around and seeing all the beauty that Cape Town has to offer. Not much time left for The Esser Family in South Africa as it was the day before the wedding. The Essers’ in another country – How amazing is that! I never thought that we would have been on such an amazing trip together. All it took was a wedding of the Number 1 son…. 😉