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Hike Table Mountain or Lions Head in Cape Town Like a Local
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Hike Table Mountain or Lions Head in Cape Town Like a Local

By Hike Cape Town Like a Local
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Ages 6-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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  • Photos and my wealth of knowledge on CT and SA
What's not included
  • bring with you Water, Sunblock & comfortable/ appropriate Clothing
  • Bring small snacks to refuel at the top
  • Transport offered for your convenience and safety (slight extra cost)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Lion's Head Hike Parking, Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
    Level = Average depending on your experience of course (some climbing and heights, duration 2-4 hours) * +27 7 909 09437* Whatsapp** *Transport offered at small cost (if in City area) Time is negotiable and it helps to be flexible - the weather in CT changes quickly
Pickup details
  • **MINIMUM 2 people* Please note, there have been incidents where tourists have been targeted by criminals, therefore it is so important to have a guide that you trust, that is passionate about hiking but most importantly that SAFETY is a priority (with amazing views & lots of cool photographs included in the price as well!) *Always message before booking to confirm that the weather conditions are suitable and safe. Pick up and drop off offered if in the City area.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • CBD, 50 Harrington St, District Six, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 116319P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • Unfortunately it is a physically demanding and sometimes dangerous activity so able bodied people preferred
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 116319P1

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      • Hike Cape Town Like a Local
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        South Africa
        Joined in May 2019
      • yasmin h
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience
        Amazing experience, reaching to the peak and having Phil as a wonderful guide, giving us much of attention and taking photos all the way up. Can’t wait to have this experience again 🤩🤩🤩
        Written 19 December 2023
      • Julia B
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A hike to remember!
        Phil checked the weather for us and managed to find the perfect time slot so that we got to enjoy lots of sunshine along the way and cloud-free views from the top. He was also very supportive throughout the more challenging parts of the hike, making sure we were safe at all times. As the weather conditions were perfect, he also spontaneously offered to drive us to Table Mountain free of charge, allowing us to see both summits in one day. All in all, we had a great time with Phil!
        Written 20 November 2023
      • H9243GHclairew
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience with a knowledgeable guide
        Phil has a calming aura and put me at ease straight away as I knew this hike would be challenging in places. He was calm, patient, reassuring and knows the hike extremely well. Communication was excellent before, during and after when he sent through over 40 amazing pics of our experience. We would highly recommend Phil.
        Written 5 November 2023
      • 940sebastianp
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best guide in cape town
        Phil is by far the best guide you can book in capetown! Great company, friendly and just an awesome human being!
        Written 10 April 2023
      • 70jeenalp
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Lions head hike
        Phil was a great tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and took amazing photos of us as we completed the hike. He was very patient and we were very glad we went on the hike with a local who knew the best ways to rock scramble and utilise the chains and ladders at various stages of the hike :)
        Written 8 April 2023
      • Johanna_gh15
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great morning hike
        Phil is a great guide and made sure we feel safe, good and sound at all times on our hike to Lionshead. I very much recommend hot do a tour with him and will book again to hopefully soon hike table mountain. Thank you!
        Written 13 March 2023
      • Lunac74
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great hike with beautiful views
        It was a great hike with Phil. He is so nice and friendly, had a good conversation and made the hike easy to do. Beautiful scenery. I totally recommend this experience with him.
        Written 19 February 2023
      • 00Wanderlust
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great couple of days hiking
        We went out twice with Phil, hiking up Lions head and from Kirstenbosch gardens up to the reservoirs on table mountain. Phil is a great guide and person, he is very helpful and informative about what to do and see when you are in Capetown and can also help you book trips and adventures. We thoroughly enjoyed our hikes and wouldn't have been able to see what we did without Phil, I would definitely recommend him.
        Written 26 December 2022
      • TalentedMrSalas
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Book this now, stop looking, it's the best experience
        Absolutely amazing experience. Great insight, made my and my girl feel absolutely safe. Amazing views. Took pictures and videos on all. The best spots, lots of interesting facts.
        Written 3 November 2022
      • MichaelC4684
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sunset hike to Lions Head
        We did a sunset hike to Lion's head with Phil on our first day in Cape Town! We are so glad we did it: Phil was an awesome guide for the hike - patient with our pace, interesting to talk with, willing to take pictures of us - and gave us very good tips for the city in general. Moreover, he helped us to assess which hike to do in Table Mountain and advised on which we could do on our own!
        Written 9 August 2022
      • Zanafika_0105
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Lions head hike
        Phillip was friendly and made the whole experience amazing ..I liked how he motivated us to do our best and that was truly appreciated
        Written 1 March 2021
      • Aleecea25
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        New Years Eve Sunset Hike
        This was a great hike, Phil was easy to communicate with and a very good guide for heading up the mountain. My group was lovely and I totally recommend this tour!! The views are unbeatable and it was a great way to spend the last day of the year!!
        Written 27 January 2020
      • lion26b
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Friendly hike
        Phil is an easygoing and fun guide. We had a lovely walk up to Skeleton Gorge. We felt like hiking with a local friend. Very easy to communicate with. Thanks Phil!
        Written 7 January 2020
      • Trace069
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best Hiking Guide
        Activity and Tours tips whilst you stay in Cape Town / Local information / Awesome photos / Funs stuff He is the man!
        Written 23 December 2019
      • Euge Z
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Lion's Head hike!
        My boyfriend and I went on a hike with Phil and it was awesoma. Unfortunately, the weather was awful but we still had a great time. Despite the rain and the wind it was a lot of fun and we felt safe all the time. We stayed at Never@Home hostel in Cape Town and Phil was there at his desk always available and eager to answer our questions. Highly recommended! Cheers from Argentina!
        Written 19 December 2019
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      bill n
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2019 • Family
      Hiked with Phil up Lions Head. I had a feeling he would be a great fit for our family and he most definitely was. His energy and enthusiasm was the perfect challenge for our adult children traveling with us, and yet he was personable and professional with the adults as well. Time providing, we would have loved to go on other hikes in the area and would chose Phil (Hike Like a Local) every time! Highly recommend. Thanks Phil for getting our vacation off to a great start and sharing your beautiful city.
      Written 23 January 2020
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      Thank you Tecile it was a pleasure hiking with you and your wonderful family 🤗
      Written 25 January 2020
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      Miriam B
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2022 • Friends
      A group of 6 of us (5 who were not local) joined Phil for a sunset hike up Lions Head. The hike was lovely, filled with amazing views and the most epic sunset we have ever seen! Phil was awesome. Not only did he meet all of us and our different hiking paces with ease, but he was also taking absolutely amazing photos of all of us the entire time which he then shared with us after. Highly recommend!
      Written 22 January 2022
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      Cheers for the stunning review, you guys were awesome!!
      Written 23 January 2022
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      Bhaviksha Ramouthar
      Pretoria, South Africa4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2021 • Couples
      Phil was an excellent guide, he is very friendly, entertaining and professional.His communication was super efficient from booking the hike to us meeting him at the nature reserve. He made the experience of hiking up Lions Head a memorable one and motivated us to keep going every step of the way. He even provided us with yummy snacks when we made it up to the top and was even willing to take out pictures of us. I would definitely do another hike guided by Phil in the near further.

      I would highly recommend Phil if you plan on booking a guided hike.
      Written 3 June 2021
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      Trudi S
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2021
      We have used many hiking guides in the past, we always do just for peace of mind, safety and to learn about the City that we are in.
      Phil was chill, cool, calm, we felt safe and not rushed and he took amazing photos that we received free of charge 1 hour later.
      We will return for my hikes!!
      Written 21 October 2021
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      Max
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2021 • Couples
      We hiked with Phil to the Lion's Head and we really enjoyed it. He picked us up from our hotel at the time which was convenient for us and we started our journey. The hiking was not very difficult and we had a plenty of time to see views and take pictures, although we wish we would have spent a little more time on the top of the mountain (but it was a really hot day). After hiking Phil drove us to our hotel, so everything went fine and we would certainly recommend Phil as a guide to any tourist who would like to go to the Lion's Head.
      Written 4 October 2021
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      Thank you Max, it was extremely hot that day but we had the best views of Cape Town and I am happy that you loved all the awesome pictures that I sent you too!
      Written 5 October 2021
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      Lawrence F
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2022
      This was easy to arrange I just messaged Phil first, he collected the 4 of us from our city hotel at a small extra price and we hiked. It took just over 3 hours but the views, conversation and banter was great. Thanks so much, best guide we could have hoped for
      Written 7 October 2022
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      Many thanks... I always tell people that Lions Head is a must-do thing whilst in CT! Fun, the Outdoors and Exercise = my 3 favourite things in life 😎😇
      Written 8 October 2022
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      Reena
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2020
      We wish we had Phil to come with us on every trip we take. He was such a joy to spend time with and helped us brave the hikes of Lion's Head and Table Mountain. His knowledge, personality and flexibility made for an amazing two tours! This was the highlight of our trip and we are so glad we found him! Book this tour NOW if you want a personalized hiking experience in Cape Town with a great person :D
      Written 17 March 2020
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      Thank you Reena, I am delighted that the hikes were the highlight of your vacation in S.A, it was more than a pleasure spending two days with you guys 🤩
      Written 19 March 2020
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      mpdrumond
      Istanbul, Türkiye79 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We simply had the vest experience!
      My wife and I were in Cape Town for 5 days, and Phil helped us plan the exact perfect day to hike up Lion's Head. Aware of our "unfitness" (I carry a bit of extras in my waistline), we carried on upwards in a very calm pace. Not only he's a great guide, he took amazinh action photos along the way! Would definitely repeat the experience, and shout out to anyone visiting CPT: just contact Phil!
      Written 29 June 2021
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      Thank you for the review, two nicer people I have yet to meet 🙂 You can't rush perfection and I am delighted that you had the BEST experience
      Written 1 July 2021
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      Shimiki R
      Atlanta, GA5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2022 • Friends
      The hike at Lions Head was nothing short of amazing!!! It was everything I expected and more. Before booking the hike I read all the reviews so I knew it would be a great experience. However, I was still surprised with the experience and the amazing views. From the moment I booked the hike, Phil began to contact me to make sure I would have the best hiking experience.

      When we got to the mountain he continued to coach both me and my cousin and give us nice facts about the mountain and area. He didn't push us to do more than we could, but motivated us to do our best. I wanted to get to the top and he helped me get there! I was so proud of my self for such an accomplishment. I could never have done such a hike without Phil.

      If you visit CapeTown, you must take this hike with Phil, you will not be disappointed!!!!
      Written 2 July 2022
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      Best review ever!!! Thanks to the 2 of you, it is truly appreciated 😁
      Written 3 July 2022
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      Mikyle
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2021 • Friends
      My friends and I recently booked Phil for a toured guide up lions head. Phil was a brilliant guide who has expert knowledge of lions head. He helped us tackle all challenges that lions head presented, he was very friendly and was more than happy to take photos. I recommend both tourists and locals to book Phil as your guide as you will have an amazing experience at an affordable price.
      Written 22 November 2021
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      Thank you... Fun is important but SAFETY is 100% the most important thing 😎
      Written 13 December 2021
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