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Signal Hill Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I hike up Lions Head with my 3 teenagers 18/15/15 and went up to the top. It’s safe and we used the chains and it took about 1.5 hours. Take water and snacks on a hot day. What a well worthy hike as the views...More

Thank SyneySmiddy
Reviewed yesterday

Although lesser in height than Table Mountain, it offers a great hike to the top, and unsurpassed views over the city, the bay and Robben Island. If you have the time and energy, you should definitely try to scale it.

Thank Totravelistobealive
Reviewed yesterday

This is such a beautiful and exciting hike. You definitely need to be fit to go up the "hard" way. I didn't go up the "easy" way but my guess is there is still some light rock climbing. The view at the top is well...More

Thank xmeg501x
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was so awesome! Loved my hike, it’s a bit scary but so worth it. It’s busy during summer, but that means u meet so many amazing people. Must do in CT. Even if ur unfit and scared of heights, very doable

Thank lmthulo
Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked a tour on viator for a sunrise hike. I thought sunrise would be nice cos the sunlight wouldn't be too hot and at least I could go down still with light :) I was picked up from the hotel at 5 by my guide....More

Thank entropy5016
Reviewed 3 days ago

this had the best view you could possibly ever get. I suggest you go here some time soo. so ya I hop

Thank Katya S
Reviewed 4 days ago

A friend and I dared to begin our trek up Lion's Head at 4am so we could be on the top for the sunrise and it was the most magical moment of my trip in Cape Town. This is a very popular hike for sunset...More

Thank smcguire71
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although we did not hike all the way to Lion’s Head, we views it from the Signal Hill. Great viewing of nature at its best.

Thank charoos
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our last day in Cape Town and we decided to hike up Lion's Head since we'd already done Table Mountain and Signal Hill. The first third is a bit deceptively easy. The last third is a climb. There is no cable car to bring you...More

Thank T315ZYmichaell
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I would definitely suggest climbing lions head for sunset. It is a manageable, fun hike and the views at the top are fantastic. A great free experience when exploring Cape Town.

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5 July 2018|
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Response from Louise M | Reviewed this property |
Lions head isn't an attraction it's a mountain you climb it any time, there's no lights etc & very dangerous so if you are not experienced be careful & take head lights. There is no shop or anything, table mountain is an... More
23 April 2018|
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Response from bneb0y | Reviewed this property |
We ordered an Uber and it was there in less than 5 minutes and half the price of a taxi
31 December 2017|
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Response from mepoettg | Reviewed this property |
There is a part where you need to climb a steel ladder and some steep parts the child probably needs help with, but we have seen little children hiking it as well with the help of their parents if they are brave and sporty... More