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Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike from Cape Town
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Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike from Cape Town

By The Cape Town Local
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Ages 8-65, max of 15 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2024

  • Fruit
  • Snacks
  • Headlamps/flashlights
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Bottled water


Start:Traveller pickup offered.
  • Lion's Head HikingTrail, Signal Hill Rd, Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
    The start location on google maps is 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 white mobile coffee caravan opposite the trail head (most times in the afternoon).
Pickup details
  • Please send exact pick-up address after booking.
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: 105071P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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
    • 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 15 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: 105071P4

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    • The Cape Town Local
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      Joined in May 2019
    • 13marthab
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing and challenging hike. Highlight of our trip to South Africa
      We went with Miles on this hike in March 2024, but wanted to leave a review as we can’t stop talking about it! It was a great hike, challenging, with some scrambling and problem solving along the way. Miles was lovely, very knowledgeable and happy to go at a challenging pace as we wanted to push ourselves. If you like hiking and getting out of your comfort zone this is definitely for you! You need to have a good level of fitness to enjoy and definitely not be scared of heights. This hike was a highlight of our trip to south Africa and it was great to do with Miles as he made us feel safe and obviously was very experienced. We were extremely lucky to have booked the group tour but were the only people to book that day. Miles said that we were one of the quickest groups up there, around 2.5 hours! Finally he took some amazing pictures of us and is a very talented photographer as well, what a bonus.
      Written 3 July 2024
    • Mike J
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      Table top cable car.
      First, all of the employees were very friendly. The ride up is very smooth. The views are amazing! Restaurant, shop, and lots of walking /hiking trails. A must do in Capetown.
      Written 23 June 2024
    • allenn545
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Conquering Table Town
      This was one of the most spectacular adventures and hikes that we have ever been on. The views from every point on the hike was truly amazing, and it was an accomplishment to reach the top. Cody is an outstanding guide and he made every bit of the experience fun and enjoyable - from his preparation text the night before, punctuality in picking us up at the hotel, ensuring we were doing fine the whole way through, encouraging and helping us up during the tough technical parts, describing the fauna and flora as we ascended, to the amazing pictures and videos he surprised us with at the end. Ask for Cody if you ever decide to take on this adventure. It feels good to say "we climbed Table Mountain" - one of the wonders of the world!
      Written 20 June 2024
    • paoyxxx
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      In good hands
      Was a bit hesistant to hike Table Mountain due to safety (from muggings but also heard the trail is quite intense) so decided to get a tour guide. Codi was patient, attentive and a great guide who went at a good pace and showed us a route which was very doable. There were sufficient rest stops and it was an all round great experience! If I can do it, anyone can as I'm not the most active and fit. You'll be in good hands with Codi!
      Written 17 June 2024
    • S4289FBbryanl
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      Hiking made fun!
      Epic experience hiking up Table Mountain with our guide Codi via a lesser known trail. The vibe was amazing with our small group and Codi was caring and accommodating to all. We had a nice morning tea and he also took some great pics for us. His knowledge of the National Park and Cape Town in general is also fantastic and was willing to share it all. Basically a great guy who allowed us to have a great time climbing up a great mountain!
      Written 17 June 2024
    • B1785QAamyc
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      A rewarding challenge we’ll never forget
      Codi was a superstar guide, very supportive and encouraging. We couldn’t have done it without him. A lot of effort but well worth it. Not for the faint hearted or those afraid of heights. We’re fit but inexperienced, the climb took us closer to 4 hours, so suggest to allow 5 hours total for the experience.
      Written 15 June 2024
    • 197977
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      It was fun to explore!
      What a hike,the weather was too hot but it was enjoyable and fun. Table Mountain was just awesome as usual and sea breeze 'its just amazing '
      Written 31 May 2024
    • 380sofiel
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      100% worth waking up early for! Beautiful, challenging & interesting!
      I booked a Table Mountain sunrise hike with The Cape Town Local and it was amazing. Despite some messy communication on my part and a last minute change of plans/dates, Tauriq was very flexible and made sure we could still go. In the morning we were met by our guide Codi who took us up the India Venster trail. We weren’t really aware of the level of difficulty of the hike, and one of us decided to go back down. Codi made sure she knew where to go and meet up with us at the top. The hike itself was beautiful with amazing views of Cape Town. There was plenty of time to take a rest and look around and to really take it all in. Watching the sun come up through the venster was something I will never forget and will recommend to anyone who wants to hike table mountain to do. Plus, if Codi is your guide, he will know how to capture the moment beautifully on camera! The hike had a few climbing/scrambling parts during which Codi made sure I got up the mountain safely. He knows a lot about the mountain and Cape Town and is great company to hike and have a conversation with. So if you’re up for a little climbing/scrambling challenge with beautiful views and a great and knowledgeable guide, for sure go on this tour! This has been the highlight of my brief Cape Town visit, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
      Written 12 May 2024
    • X3400CGbethl
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Superb… Kurt Krieger guide and Table Mountain!
      I can’t say enough about my amazing guide today, Kurt Krieger&Trail-SA wait.sa, who took me and another hiker up India Venster trail on Table Mountain. I have always had a deep seated, petrified fear of heights and would freeze if anything became too steep. I conquered that fear today, thanks solely due to Kurt’s encouragement, strength,capability, knowledge, focus, ability to make me so comfortable, forget where I was and follow his precise directions. Any one who has any trepidation about hiking and heights will find a hiking guide that you can absolutely trust your life with. Thank you Kurt, from the bottom of my heart… You helped me conquer my fear and have done wonders for my confidence where it comes to hiking and climbing. I will be back and will only trust Kurt to take me on these types of adventures ever again!!
      Written 11 May 2024
    • 97Franzi24
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome hike
      Perfect hike with a perfect guide with a perfect sunset. The view was stunning. Always again!! Definitely recommended!
      Written 4 May 2024
    • luciecC2291FU
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      Speechless rock climbing experience
      Thank you so much Tauriq and Miles, I had the best experience ever and wasn’t expected what we’ve done and seen . It was an amazing surprise ! Breathtaking rock climbing ! One must be active though ! Recommend a million times
      Written 2 May 2024
    • 16476336689l
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good tour highly recommend.
      Our guide Miles was really really good. Very knowledgeable have lots of passion for the job. Would recommend Miles and the hike was difficult but worth the handwork.
      Written 27 April 2024
    • lyndacG9830FU
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Views.
      The views are amazing truly spectacular. We were lucky to have the perfect day could see for miles. The cable car is great worth every cent.
      Written 31 March 2024
    • Getaway04985657088
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      See the world from the top
      We hiked up the top with a local guide. It was such a wonderful experience. We got the cable car down from the top. HIGHLY recommended
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    • Steven H
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Moderately strenuous Hike
      We did the adventurous hike accompanied by our guide Miles. He was quite patient and provided direction where need in a laid back way, not overbearing. The hike itself was moderately strenuous and included a number of scrambles, and would not be suitable for someone without a reasonable base amount of fitness. Better to go earlier in the morning before sunrise if at all possible. Steve
      Written 20 March 2024
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    Becca
    Caerphilly, UK23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience and absolutely agree with the other reviews it's not to be missed.

    Tariq was very accommodating with the weather and let us change the date from a sunset hike to a sunrise hike because of the weather forecast.

    I wouldn't consider the incline/walk itself to be difficult/challenging. But there are parts where you need to pull yourself up on some rocks. This is where having a guide became especially helpful because Tariq guided us on the best way to approach it and assisted those of us who needed an extra hand.

    The views were well worth the hike and we really enjoyed the history lesson from Tariq on Robben Island/Nelson Mandela, slavery, how Islam came to South Africa and District 6.

    The price does seem on the steep side, but having done the walk, we were very grateful to have done it with a very friendly group and to have a guide to share the expert knowledge. So I would say its worth doing.

    Thanks Tariq!
    Written 10 September 2023
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    Chirvan P
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019 • 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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    Nicole
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022 • 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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    Jason Kanahele
    Honolulu, HI48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views were amazing, our tour guide Tariq did a good job of explaining about Cape Town at break intervals throughout the duration of the hike. Tour operator name is the Cape Town Local. We had a good hiking group that got along well. Please do bring a jacket because the wind can pick up quite a bit at sunset time. I would highly recommend couples, families, and solo people for this hike.
    Written 29 February 2024
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    venessa m
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022 • Solo
    I did the sunrise tour with tauriq. The hike had an easy to moderate trail. Tauriq is a very good guide, he made everyone feel comfortable and safe with the hike, our pace was good, he is very knowledgeable with the area. We saw a porcupine and a spider along the way. All in all a very fascinating and a must hike when you're in Cape Town. And I definitely recommend Tauriq to guide you, he is well experienced hiker and loves what he do.
    Written 4 December 2022
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    Callie U
    San Diego, CA10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic hike with an amazing sunset. I highly recommend Tauriq was an amazing guide for this beautiful yet challenging hike. The sunset was spectacular as were the views of the city at night on the hike back down.
    Written 20 November 2022
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    David
    Los Angeles, CA7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    My wife and I cannot recommend this guided hike enough! It was easily the best part of our entire honeymoon. Tariq was so kind and helped us through the difficult parts of the hike. We went for sunset and it was the most beautiful scene - a 360 view of all of Cape Town as the clouds turned pink with the sun setting. My wife was quite nervous to climb up the ladders and Tariq helped her every step of the way. More importantly, Tariq gave some of his own personal experiences growing up in Cape Town that is crucial to hear on any trip to Cape Town. Overall - cannot recommend ENOUGH.

    This is a moderately difficult hike to get to the top! Definitely wear hiking boots or shoes with good grip.
    Written 31 October 2023
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    Colette W
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend! Tauriq is an experienced and enthusiastic guide. He has hiked this area thousands of times! He had the sunset timing perfectly down, knowing how long it would take our group to get up and then to a perfect viewing spot. He even brought homemade snacks! I have hiked and climbed mountains all over the world and this guy is as strong and as any guide I have met, but also super nice, generous and friendly.
    Written 20 February 2023
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    Suzanne B
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Solo
    I’ve spent many years hiking, and I have NEVER met a more patient, kind, and mindful guide than Tauriq.

    The majority of our group was inexperienced and it was impressive watching him juggle everyone’s feelings, needs, and skill level to ensure that a safe and enjoyable time was had by all. Tauriq was timely, he gladly took pictures, carried people’s belongings, provided extra encouragement, and shared so much about Cape Town’s history and landscapes, as well as personalized stories of growing up in the area.

    The hike was iconic, the views were unreal, and he topped things off with homemade cookies made by his wife (thanks Suzanne). I mean, who doesn’t want a cookie at the top?!?!

    I’d hike with Tauriq again and again! Amazing guide, amazing hike!!
    Written 11 October 2023
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    Colleen W
    Vail, CO39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Solo
    Had a wonderful final morning in Cape Town with this hike. Tariq provided advance confirmation of details of pick up and on-time arrival which makes for earliest departure on the hike. Hike is intense-starting in the dark and includes both ladders and rock scrambles. Pace uphill is set to arrive before sunrise and arrival of crowds followed by more relaxed time on top and descent. Tariq is very knowledgeable and eager to share info about his beloved mountain and complex city. Recommend for hikers comfortable with rocky and steep ascent-unforgettable, breathtaking and enjoyable experience!
    Written 17 October 2023
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