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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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Worth the climb

Great climb taking approximately 1 and a half hours from the centre of Cape Town. Worth the views! A lot shorter if you drive up to the lions head base. Not an easy stroll as some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great climb taking approximately 1 and a half hours from the centre of Cape Town. Worth the views! A lot shorter if you drive up to the lions head base. Not an easy stroll as some people can misinterpret - a lot of climbing up rocks towards the end.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must do when you're visiting the mother city. Challenging but quick with exciting but safe man made climbing section. Usually always people around on the trails. The views are off the entire city and both seas. Everything you need in a hike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went up late afternoon, the first 2/3s is not too difficult. And since the path spirals upwards you get a good view of all sides of the mountain. Still it was warm and I would recommend bringing water! The last third gets a bit more tricky. Some ladders and steps and some sort of easy climbing. This is also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A moderate hike that showcases one of the best views of Cape Town. Be careful though and make sure you wear good walking shoes. Sunset is amazing and the view of God's gems is stunning. Take a sundowner with you. Walk down with torch light under full moon is a great experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

... can you climb a [little] mountain leaving home after breakfast and be back in time for lunch. Easily accessible from the city and do-able for all ages and levels of experience/fitness with rewarding, fantastic 360 views from the top.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lion's Head is a beautiful setting close to Table Mountain and with great views Over the Atlantic Seaboard area. It is easy to ascend as you park your vehicle half way up on the Signal Hill road. Birds soar around you and you can also watch paragliders who take off from the hillside. The views are spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It has to be stressed that unless you are of iron man standard or young and super fit this is a difficult walk. The first section up from the car park has an extremely steep gradient and gets you puffing from the start. However if you set up a reasonable pace one quickly becomes acclimatised. The going gets worse as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a local I've only travelled up lions head twice. And both times my breath was taken away. You must go to take your photo for Instagram.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We used the "hop-on, hop-off red buses, using a 2 day pass, this was a great place to watch the sunset

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't miss this if you're in Cape Town! Do it at sunrise, it's well worth it. Plan for 3 hours so you aren't rushed and bring some snacks to enjoy the view!

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