Lion's Head, Cape Town

Mountain · Nature / Park
Hike up to Lion's Head, a dramatic peak overlooking the city and offering panoramic views of Table Mountain National Park. The 669 m (2,195 ft) tall mountain lies next to the smaller, flat-topped Signal Hill, also known as Lion's Rump. You can reach the top on foot only on a relatively easy, scenic trek from Signal Hill. Although steep, the hike, suitable for children, doesn't present a challenge and will reward you with a picturesque picnic spot and viewpoint. Add Lion's Head and other attractions to your Cape Town trip itinerary using our Cape Town day trip planning tool.
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  • Lions Head lower loop is a great hike for the hiker who doesn't enjoy heights. You can sy this huge from both directions, but anti-clockwise is better. It is also used by trail runners and a lot of.....  more »
  • We were 3 ladies that did this 5 kilometer hike around the lower loop of LionsHead. This route can be done in both directions, but anti-clockwise is better. It is also used by trail runners and a...  more »
  • Great hike even for beginners. I love the fact that you can choose between the more advanced (with the ladders/high runs) or to go around the mountain which is perfect. I think that you must do...  more »
  • Stunning sceneries from the bottom all the way to the top.
  • Recently did a morning hike, it was safe and the views were just breathtaking
  • Your body will ache for 3 days after this beautiful hike! An adventure you should not pass you by!
  • One of the 'must hike' spots
  • Lions head has to be climbed if you visit Cape Town. Great hike.

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