signal hill

The noon gun

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We have a tradition in Cape Town that a canon is fired from Signal Hill every single day at 12:00pm. This has been a tradition since the early 1800’s. Originally the gun was fired to signal the arrival of a ship, but now it’s just a tradition.

Running past the guns is now part of one of my new running routes, and its a really interesting place to visit. If you are there at noon you will witness the gun being fired, but you can also walk around and see the somewhat eclectic connection of old cannon on display.

The guns are also the oldest cannon in the world that are in regular use.

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