Lion's Head

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Lion's Head
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Lion's Head in Cape Town is a peak situated at 669 meters above sea level. The hike up Lions Head takes approximately 90 minutes at a moderate pace. Lions Head trail is steep but do-able, while the 5.5km trail packs a punch (Both ways). The views from Lions head are amazing. Take a look around you and see the beauty. Lions Head hike is the preferred route for mountain enthusiasts, the easiest of the routes in Cape Town.
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Tlatsi
Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions
Friends
Not your average hike. A lot of rock climbing but worth the challenge because you get spectacular views on the top and honestly throughout the hike
Written 1 July 2022
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ashvparker
Cape Town, South Africa6 contributions
Of course Lion's head is free, other than the energy required to get up. However if you are looking for a hike, Lion's head is by far the easiest hike the gives the best of the Cape Town mountain views. Great to do for sunset and easy to get down under moonlight.
Written 19 April 2022
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michaelamitchell
Brackenfell, South Africa5 contributions
this is actually a review for December 2019
I went with a few others & as hard as the beginning part was, I really enjoyed it. has beautiful views & not that bad for someone who's afraid of heights hahaha
Written 10 April 2022
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Maria Campari
3 contributions
I loved every minute of this experience.

Such a lovely view, and we went on the perfect day when the sky was clear.
Written 4 March 2022
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rschwarzbraun
7 contributions
Get up earlier and enjoy existing hikes either around the Lions Head or up to the top. You geht different views to Cape Town, Camps Bay, Bantry Bay, The Table Mountain. A must do!
Written 4 March 2022
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Lynda B
Northamptonshire, UK91 contributions
Walked from our hotel in Camps Bay to the trail and enjoyed the climb until I lost my nerve as we approached the last stage with chains and ladders. Having noted the average age of hikers we decided to enjoy the view and miss the summit. Energy and fitness were not the issue but nerves failed me.
The descent was more of a challenge than the ascent!
Written 2 March 2022
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Taylor. Ali
Cape Town, South Africa125 contributions
We turned up at 0700 hrs. and it was packed which makes sense for a Saturday. Far too many people for my liking. A single track with some very difficult parts especially for children under 13 and those not very fit and more mature in age. There are parts that require climbing metal ladders, rocks using chain rails and hand holds. You can walk around but it will take longer. Too many people wee trying to go up and down which can make it difficult, unpleasant and potentially dangerous. I will go again when there are less people to enjoy the experience but I do highly recommend it. Due to the wait at certain parts of the trail it took about an hour to go up and 40 mins to come down.
Written 24 January 2022
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Jon
Milwaukee, WI10 contributions
The hike to Lion's Head was outstanding especially after a hike to the top of Table Mountain the day before. This was truly a remarkable visit and recommend this as s hike for all.
Written 1 January 2022
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Martin K
Eindhoven, The Netherlands5 contributions
Friends
Nice view of Cape Town and the Atlantic coast. More or less somehow the free variant of Table mountain. Also it is less crowded compred to Table Mountain.
Written 6 December 2021
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3 219 contributions
I took me two hours to get from Adderley station in downtown Cape Town, to the summit of Lion's Head. One hour to the saddle at Kloof Nek and another hour from there. It is a relatively short hike compared to Table mountain and much less exhausting. The views are as spectaculair.

Only the last part of this hike involves some scrambling over rocks, but there are ladders, chains and staples. I went last Wednesday afternoon. There were many people, but no line ups anywhere. The summit area is rather flat and spacious.

Instead of hiking up from the city center, take a MyCiti bus 106 or 107 to the saddle at Kloof Nek 1. Then follow the road towards Signal Hill. On your lefthand side you will see a trail going up. Alternatively by car drive to the parking lot on the same road and start from there. The latter option is best for people who are not very fit.
Written 13 November 2021
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