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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” (148 reviews)
“great hike” (116 reviews)
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Signal Hill Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 81 762 5551
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful views from the top and not too strenuous. We went up at 07h00 and we were back at home by 09h00, so it's quite a short hike. Felt quite safe as it was fairly busy at that time of the morning.

Thank mynameisnotlinda
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our family being adventurous wanted a walk about. This was a tad more difficult and adventurous than momma wanted but a fun early morning outing. Hike included steep stairs, chains and hand holds to assist in the climb. But well worth the effort. About a...More

Thank hornfanaustin
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing views!! About 45 mins up the short way. Be careful not to stay long after sunset (or take a good torch) as the trail isn't that well demarcated, so harder to see at night.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 6 days ago

On my last trip to Cape Town I climbed up to catch a sunrise. Totally recommend to everyone even if you are not a hiking enthusiast. The climb is nice and easy :)

Thank Zuza M
Reviewed 6 days ago

A must do hike when youre in Cape Town. A quick and easy hike for most people, with amazing panorama-views over the amazing city!

Thank Ida G
Reviewed 6 days ago

great views 90min physical hurts for a liftimememory best time to "climb" is early in the morning or late in the evening

Thank sonnenangie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked on a relatively cloudy morning to the plateau (not quite the top) due to concerns over the low cloud; don't let this put you off though, the walk is achievable by most with moderate fitness and it's a relatively easy hike up to...More

Thank Basemess
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do not feel like queuing up to get on top of Table mountain, you can also get a great view over CapeTown harbour and Camps Bay )I think it is that)

Thank Wolfgangfaraway
Reviewed 1 week ago

A quick easy hike for some of the best views in Cape Town. Make sure you get an early start otherwise expect some congestion at certain points. We went up the shortest route via the chains but also visited Wally's cave on the way down.

Thank L93PP
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told that the hike was not physical but we found the hike to be somewhat of a challenge. Most of the hike is not hard but at some points it could be a little scary from the height and conditions. No services so...More

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Sizeka Anitor M
Which days can someone came for hiking
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.
I am travelling alone is that a problem or should i go with a guide? How much would a guide be? Thank you. Tan
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
I am staying at Table Bay hotel mid june this year, I will like to take a hike to lion's head with my colleagues. Where should we start the hike? Entry point of hill?
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