They say that you can’t really say you’ve visited Cape Town if you haven’t been up Table Mountain. We’ve done Table Mountain before and with a family of four it’s a bit of an expensive exercise so on our whistle stop visit to the Mother City for the Cape Town Mega event we decided on the next best option. Signal Hill. Even better, Signal Hill at sunset.
The one thing we didn’t quite think of was that it was a Saturday afternoon and the weather was great so just about half of Cape Town had the same thing in mind. Traffic up was hectic and parking is limited. Add to that a coach parked in the middle of the turning point at the top and cars squeezing into every available spot so the clever option was to park on the far side and cut across the top of Signal Hill on foot. Something which turned out to be a wise move as leaving later on was much quicker from that side.
The material covered take off area used by the paragliding outfit based up on Signal Hill makes for the ideal viewing site and as the sun started heading towards the horizon over the Atlantic Ocean, people took their places.
There you have it, a beautiful Cape Town sunset over the sea. Not many clouds, or more accurately just about nothing at all, meant no beautiful colours and painted skies, but still stunning never the less.
The options to watch the sun setting over the Atlantic in Cape Town is many but I prefer Signal Hill because of all the added views of Table Mountain and the surrounding city. But lesson learned. Don’t go on the weekend in peak season.