Lion's Head, Cape Town Central

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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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  • This non-trivial hike rewards you with increasingly wider views of Cape Town. As you get higher, you can enjoy new vistas from the 12 apostles, Camps Bay, Sea Point, Green Point, the stadium and Water...  more »
  • A great experience in the early morning to enjoy 360-degree views of Cape Town. But not for everyone. Especially the last meters have it in themselves. People that insecure with height, climbing, etc. are should be the last meters do to. All you can make it to the top... unforgettable!
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  • Absolutely unbelievable sunset with worldclass views and probably the best sunset i have ever seen. Was nice and busy on full moon so was safe ... would not recommend going alone or at night without f...  more »
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