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Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike from Cape Town provided by TheCapeTownLocal

Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike from Cape Town

Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike from Cape Town
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
We will be hiking up Lions Head, Cape Town's most Instragram'able hike. We plan to either catch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean or sunrise from the Hottentots Holland mountains. We enjoy some amazing photo opportunities before our descent. During a sunset hike, we descend in the dark using our flashlights (provided). During a sunrise hike, we may hike the first part in the dark using our flashlights (provided). While the hike is regarded as easier than Table Mountain, it still involves steep rocky and narrow terrain at certain points from about half up way and a section where the use of steel handles and chains need to be used to get up 2 pitches of about 3 meters each (only up and not down). Quite adventurous indeed. This hike has been an age old tradition for locals especially during the full moon and on clear/windless nights/mornings where the lights of the city below dazzle and the moon and stars show off its beauty in the night sky.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 105071P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Fruit
  • Snacks
  • Headlamps/flashlights
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Bottled water
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please send exact pick-up address after booking.
  • Lion's Head Hike - Starting Point, Signal Hill Rd, Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa The start location on google maps is called 'Lion's Head Hike - Starting Point' at 7 Signal Hill Road, Signal Hill. As you turn onto Signal Hill Road, the parking area is about 500m up the road. There is a red mobile coffee caravan opposite the trail head.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wear a descent pair of walking/hiking shoes
  • You need to have a basic level of fitness
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not recommended for participants with heart or other serious medical conditions
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Fruit
  • Snacks
  • Headlamps/flashlights
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Bottled water
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please send exact pick-up address after booking.
  • Lion's Head Hike - Starting Point, Signal Hill Rd, Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa The start location on google maps is called 'Lion's Head Hike - Starting Point' at 7 Signal Hill Road, Signal Hill. As you turn onto Signal Hill Road, the parking area is about 500m up the road. There is a red mobile coffee caravan opposite the trail head.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wear a descent pair of walking/hiking shoes
  • You need to have a basic level of fitness
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not recommended for participants with heart or other serious medical conditions
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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Nicole
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Solo
To sum it up, I can guarantee without question that booking any experience with Tauriq will be well worth your time. Don’t bother looking any further :)

I tend to book different experiences whenever I travel which is a few times a year and Tauriq has been the best tour guide I’ve ever met. He’s incredibly knowledgable about Cape Town and shares the information in a way that’s captivating and not boring at all. Beyond being a good storyteller he has an innate ability to make you feel at ease while hiking, which can be important for the more arduous hikes. He meets everyone where they are and never makes anyone feel rushed. He seems to understand how comfortable the group is and how to best guide them without asking.

Given he’s grown up on the mountains of Cape Town and seems to know them almost personally and better than most, there’s no one more I would trust to lead me on a hike.

Hope this review has convinced you and you also experience a wonderful part of Cape Town!!
Written 28 May 2022
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rav
2 contributions
Thank you tariq for taking us up lionshead for the sunset tour.

Whilst you could try to walk up lionshead by yourself, I think the experiences was made many folds better walking and talking with Tariq. He was engaging, made sure we felt comfortable and safe (especially as we weren’t too confident with heights and scrambling), we went at our own pace and we got to enjoy one the most beautiful l walks and sunsets we have ever seen! We would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family.
Written 2 March 2022
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Lizzie
1 contribution
Solo
What a great hike! Tauriq was such a great guide, my accommodation was slightly out of range but he made a plan to pick me up anyways. He gave very clear instructions and the headlight was so useful for the sunrise hike. When we are at the top he offered us snacks and took great photographs of us. He was able to tell us so much South African history and explained his own personal/family history which was really interesting.
Overall it was amazing hike and Tauriq was so friendly, chatty and patient which made it so much better.
Written 13 April 2022
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Kevin A
5 contributions
The sunset and views from Lion's Head after reaching the top are exactly as amazing and spectacular as other people have posted before. I had a great and fun time with our guide Tauriq as well as with my company of fellow hikers. Tauriq is an experienced, caring, an easy to talk with guide. Furthermore, he takes your personal safety serious by informing you about potential hazards on the route such as slippery and even rocks.

I really recomend this trip for anybody, but especially for solo travellers if you would like to have nice and interesting conversations along the hike to Lion's Head.
Written 18 July 2022
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Niamh1416
Edinburgh, UK18 contributions
Beautiful sunrise hike with Tauriq and some other travellers. The route was relatively challenging for someone not used to hiking but we took plenty of breaks when needed and felt very safe at all times. We had an apple and a homemade cookie (thanks to Tauriqs wife) at the top. Pretty red starlings looked great against the sunrise. Wonderful views of table mountain. Thanks for a wonderful experience! As a solo traveller I preferred an organised tour, 10/10 recommend this tour.
Written 16 August 2022
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Ann
5 contributions
Tauriq was brilliant, informative, pleasant and professional, checking that everyone was ok and enjoying themselves along the way. He timed the walk perfectly for the sunset, and provided some delicious home made snacks at the summit,(delicious cookies thank you Mrs Tauriq). Some of the hike near the top was challenging for some of us,but felt safe with him. Thanks too for the brilliant silhouette photos.
An exhilarating hike.
Lonely planet guide suggests it’s ok to take kids. I wouldn’t.
Written 22 February 2020
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Luqham
Cape town3 contributions
Friends
Join Tauriq on the Lions Head sunrise summit in December, what an experience. Great little scramble to the top for everyone of all fitness levels. The 360 views of the beaches, mountain and city were breathtaking and seeing it at sunrise was extra special. WIll definitely try the sunset one when i come back. Thanks Tauriq for teh best experience!
Written 14 January 2020
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Nadine
14 contributions
I arrived 2 days late to Cape Town after missing 2 flights due to airline/airport problems so happened upon this tour on arrival and booked for the same day! Thankfully Tauriq had 1 space left and came to pick me up from my hotel for my first experience of Cape Town. I felt so lucky that I had this was my first taste of South Africa. It was so special! I was travelling alone and Tauriq made me and the others all feel so welcome and the hike itself was an incredible experience made all the more interesting through Tauriq's local experience of life in Cape Town and it's fascinating history and current challenges. This was truly a never to be forgotten experience! Thank you Tauriq!!
Written 8 June 2022
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Road06563692027
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Wow, wow what another crazy adventure with the "TheCapeTownlocal" I've been hiking and trailing for awhile, but in reality I haven't been at all. I realized this now after being out with the "TheCapeTownlocal" and boy can he turn it up. Exciting, adrenaline driven routes that will leave you wanting more. Thank you for the epic experience at Suicide Gorge. Being afraid of heights I had my fears an doubts about going out, but you made the entire experience so easy, pleasant and most of all amazing. Your patience and knowledge of the mountains are commendable. Thank you for leaving me with memories that will last a lifetime. Keep up the good work. I will definitely recommend that anyone wanting an epic adventure hit up "TheCapeTownlocal"...... If you dare to adventure
Written 11 January 2022
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ChirvanPalmer
3 contributions
Friends
Firstly just wanted to say thank you to thecapetownlocal Tauriq , who was an amazing guide on our sunrise morning while I Lion's Head. Tauriq made us feel comfortable and his knowledge of the mountains is amazing. We kept at a easy pace once on top he took us to good lookout spot where we could see the beautiful city and beaches. It was truly magical up there and so breathtaking. I always wanted to see the view from here. What an amazing place and truelly awesome guide. Thank you for showing us this beautiful place and being an excellent guide. Ps a must do hike when in Cape Town
Written 15 January 2020
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262shaniceb
262shaniceb
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Great experience with a great huide
Highly recommend this hike, the more adventurous route with very few tourists. We hiked back down the usual tourist
bscheur
bscheur
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Best hiking experience I’ve had, from a (mostly) out of shape guy.
Tauriq is an amazing guide and what an experience he offered. I hiked with him up Lions Head and Table Mountain.
Safari03189630384
Safari03189630384
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Amazing views and tour guide !!
I really enjoyed the hikes with Tauriq and recommend him as a guide to anyone visiting Cape Town. He knows the area
benchivv
benchivv
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Exhilaratingly amazing!
My partner and I completed the Table Mountain hike in April with our guide Miles. It was such a fabulous trip, we c
MDLS88
MDLS88
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Great!
Great hike with Tauriq, you won’t find a better guide! Tauriq knows the area very well and will make sure that you
Alex A
Alex A
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Incredible
Both hiking and watching the sunrise was and incredible experience. The views are amazing. Tauriq is a great guid
CaliLove71
CaliLove71
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Awesome
This was such an awesome experience and none like I have ever done before on a vacation. If you are in Cape Town, g
davidaj7777
davidaj7777
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The best guide you could ask for
I had the best time ever. Tauriq is a fantastic guide and really knows about hiking and climbing. He was born and r
LoganHing
LoganHing
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Suicide Gorge
An early morning that started off with nerves in play as the Suicide Gorge hike was one that needed an experts guid
SaadiqUngerer
SaadiqUngerer
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Awesome Suicide Gorge guided adventure.
I would just like to say that this past Sunday i had the most unbelievable breathtaking guided experience with the
beggfarah
beggfarah
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Top class!
Adventures like suicide gorge and ledges can only be thoroughly enjoyed if you have the proper guidance. My experi
abrebraheem
abrebraheem
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The Capetownlocal experiences that last a lifetime
Fortunately for me this wasn't my first experience with Tauriq. I was privileged traveling with him to Cederberg, w
mackmaniac1969
mackmaniac1969
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Mind Blown
I traveled to Cedarberg with a group of 14v and Tauriq Headguide , we planned a slackpacking mission I' consider
h2jessie
h2jessie
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Bit off more than I could chew but glad I did it.
My boyfriend and I are fairly fit for 50 year olds. I read the description and I believe it used the word "strenuou
Road811862
Road811862
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Table Moiuntain hike
What a nice and unforgettable experience for a retired person. Meeting up with my guide Tauriq, I immediately felt
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