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Lion's Head

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Address: Signal Hill Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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A very popular tourist attraction. Expect to walk from your parking spot to get to the trail. Choice of a number of routes: (a) all the way to the top (scrambling and some... read more

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very popular tourist attraction. Expect to walk from your parking spot to get to the trail. Choice of a number of routes: (a) all the way to the top (scrambling and some ladders/chains but attainable by mere mortals with good balance). (b) around the bottom (pretty easy with some easy scrambling (c) up to Wally's cave (not at the... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a must do if you are in Cape Town. It took us about 45 minutes to get to the top which was fairly sweaty work! If you opt for the more difficult route there are a few spots that you could find a bit scary if you really don't like heights! There are a few ladders and chains... More 

Thank Joe N
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is worth trekking for an hour up to the top (3km). You just have to bring your drinks and snacks. The view is amazing!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is CRAWLING with locals after work, who seem to effortlessly bound up its slopes. Not so this less fit traveller, but I would still absolutely recommend it. There is no lighting on the track, so make sure you head up during daylight. We went late afternoon on our first day in town to "get our bearings" and left... More 

Thank Rik J
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've loved doing hikes, and am a BC boy where there are lots of mountains and such, and I haven't found a more perfect hike then Lion's head. It is the perfect length and it is not too strenuous, and the view from the top is unbelievable (an amazing 360 view of Cape Town). It is a hike that is... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really fun climb with lots of variations, a bit scary in places but this adds to the excitement, would not recommend if you have a big fear of heights! We couldn't see the view on the day we went up as it was overcast but this actually added to the airiness. Would love to do it again. Pack snacks and... More 

Thank Flealea2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're feeling active, Lion's Head is a great place to spend a few hours to hike - bonus is the spectacular views over Cape Town!

Thank Nicole M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We set out at 4pm to walk Lions Head, the views get more and more spectacular as you wind around the mountain. The last third however is not for the faint-hearted as hikers need to use chains and rungs set into the stone to clamber to the top.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hike!!! Very challenging and not for the faint of heart once you get to the rock climbing park. Amazing views of all sides of Cape Town. MUST DO!!!!!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a stroll to the top of Lion's Head. The track is well marked and ready to follow. There are a few steep rocky bits near the top. The views of Cape Town, Camps Bay, Table Mountain and the coast are spectacular!

Thank Trevor S

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