Lion's Head, Cape Town

4.8
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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  • Not for the weak, but the views at the top are amazing and the experience is worth the climb. This is not an easy quick walk, but involves some rock scramble and some effort.  more »
  • Words can not suitably describe the constantly changing landscape as it reveals itself to you as you put one foot in front of the other. Took me 3 x longer than average time to walk it since I was...  more »
  • Our day at lions head were quite a windy experience. Very beautiful views but weather can be set down on a cold windy day. Good comfortable shoes and a warm jacket should be on the prepared list. We.....  more »
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  • 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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