Lion's Head, Cape Town

4.9
Mountain · Nature / Park
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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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  • not an easy climb (if you want to go to the top) and we were so stupid as to go on a Saturday morning when it was full of (young) people, and the climb has lots of bottlenecks.... but OMG did we love....  more
    not an easy climb (if you want to go to the top) and we were so stupid as to go on a Saturday morning when it was full of (young) people, and the climb has lots of bottlenecks.... but OMG did we love....  more »
  • A nice and relatively easy hike that leads to some amazing views of cape town. In winter, it was cold, especially given its so windy, so take layers! 
    A nice and relatively easy hike that leads to some amazing views of cape town. In winter, it was cold, especially given its so windy, so take layers!  more »
  • 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 
    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  more »
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  • One of the funnest hikes you can do in Cape Town!
  • A view like no other...takes an hour plus to reach the peak.
  • A definite must-do hike for any avid nature lover that's in the city
  • Please keep the mountain clean .
  • Best view... Pity about the litter people leave behind.

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