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Lion's Head

Signal Hill Road | Signal Hill Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 81 762 5551
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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Signal Hill Road | Signal Hill Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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"full moon"
in 166 reviews
"great hike"
in 139 reviews
"table mountain"
in 516 reviews
"easy hike"
in 43 reviews
"rock climbing"
in 43 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 34 reviews
"bring water"
in 31 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 61 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 51 reviews
"camps bay"
in 123 reviews
"lots of water"
in 26 reviews
"short hike"
in 27 reviews
"views of cape town"
in 69 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 60 reviews
"coming down"
in 30 reviews
"atlantic seaboard"
in 28 reviews
"spectacular views"
in 75 reviews
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Reviewed today

BUT... it's not as "easy" to climb as Table Mountain (which can be thought as a giant ladder). There are several parts where you will have to use your hands to climb and be really careful. I couldn't understand why there was such little advise...More

Thank Nacho_LS
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Reviewed yesterday

I would say you should be somewhat fit to take this hike. To get to the summit you need to even climb a ladder at some point along the path, other areas, get steep and narrow as well. We even came upon another person who...More

Thank normajeanious
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although it was suggested that it would take 45 minutes to an hour to get up, took more than 75 minutes to get up at speed. And the top part was no easy climb as you literally needed to scramble up boulders, ladders and chains...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Early wake up but the sunrise on top of Lion's Head worth it ! The hike is quite easy appart from the ladders at the end, which can impression some one. Bring your muffins and hot tea or coffee !

Thank Laurence S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At times the trek seems very treturous with drops at one side and a rock face on the other. Chains and ladders are there to assist, but this trek is more like a scramble in parts - not for the faint hearted. But the views...More

Thank Jo R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such a nice hike to the top of the Lion's Head! We took a taxify to the bottom of the hill and then walked up with a normal speed and we reach the very top in one hour. It was a really hot...More

Thank Lizzywood257
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely Sunday afternoon spent hiking around Lion's head. A good place to start a hike for the not so fit! A brisk walk taking in our awesome view of Cape Town..scenic.. picturesque..picture perfect!

Thank Virg250
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely moderate hike, scrambling down was a bit tricky and go very early to avoid the heat and crowds. Thoroughly enjoyed this hike.

Thank ladymo_uk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t take too long to get to the top. Easy hike and very enjoyable views. Can get a bit crowded so be prepared to wait for people coming down the mountain.

Thank Jonathan D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to watch the sunset. Bring water and a warm jacket. It's not an easy hiking, but it's worth it.

Thank Karine D
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happytraveller8585
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Response from kabongo B | Reviewed this property |
I suggest having a phone and download the Uber app as best option to avoid being ripped off by taxi drivers who usually over charge people based on their accents or where they from (Where are you(guys) from) is the... More
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ABHISHEK R
31 December 2017|
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Response from Hermes B | Reviewed this property |
Toward the end, it can get very challenging for the little ones. However you can hike up and have a great view even before it gets too steep. If your kid likes walking and some “adventure”, I saw quite a few little ones... More
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