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Lion's Head

Signal Hill Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 81 762 5551
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“full moon” (152 reviews)
“great hike” (124 reviews)
“table mountain” (452 reviews)
Signal Hill Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 81 762 5551
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a really great hike. Most of the hike is fairly easy, but the real fun happens near the top, which could be tricky for some (although there is an alternate route that is easier). In order to get to the top you need...More

Thank kent d
Reviewed yesterday

The walk up Lion's Head offers prolific 360 degree views of Table Mountain, the 12 Apostles and a cityscape of Cape Town which is very special. While it is moderately difficult at stages, it's very manageable if you plan your time to take in the...More

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing views of the city, beaches and mountains. It is a little strenuous at the top since you have to rock climbs bit but the top is incredible!

Thank Lara D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A lot easier to hike than the table mountain. Really a must if you are around in Cape Town. Take a jacket. It gets really windy!

Thank Victor R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were determined to hike up to the top and get sunset shots. We underestimated the climb and realised you can't skip a meal if you are sleep deprived. The most beautiful views and flowers on the way. For safety we decided to not do...More

Thank Anton N
Reviewed 4 days ago

We hiked up at sunset, it was beautiful! Plenty of space for all hikers, and amazing views all the way up. Get the top (or wally's cave) for an amazing sunset over the Atlantic.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 4 days ago

No better way to spend a few hours and get some exercise in then by heading up to Lions head. I walked it alone even though was advised to hike with friends I felt safe and was still daylight with people in groups infant &...More

Thank traveltam12
Reviewed 5 days ago

Climb took us 51 minutes to get up and about 30-45 to get down. Stunning at the top. WEAR SNEAKERS and expect to do some boulder climbing

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are energetic and want an alternative view of Cape Town then this is a rewarding climb, parking is available at the base and a path corkscrews around the head, as you increase in altitude it does get steeper and you choose your footings...More

Thank 08sk73
Reviewed 6 days ago

Takes ca. 40 minutes to get to the top from the parking if you do not take too many pictures on your way. Not extremely difficult hike but should have comfortable shoes to get there. Great views will be the prize for the effort.

Thank TomaszPW
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Sizeka Anitor M
28 June 2017|
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Response from sonnenangie | Reviewed this property |
hi every day all day long 24/7 phantastic, but quit busy is a fullmoon hike.
16 June 2017|
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Response from GregTitaliano | Reviewed this property |
I would advise walking up with a friend, preferably not alone as there have been some small muggings at dark in the past. You should be more than fine though. It is a beautiful walk and would highly recommend it. A guide is... More
27 May 2017|
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Response from GDay1044 | Reviewed this property |
Hi The best option is to start at the parking area on Signal Hill road - access by car / taxi - the parking area is monitored and there are security patrols in the 'park' area which has trails that will take you to the base... More