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Lion's Head

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

this place must be visited during an early morning sunrise or a late afternoon/evening when the lights in Cape Town are all on, it is a must see for all who want to admire the beauty of our mother city and by day or night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I did not understand why it was called Lion's Head until I was standing and looking at it. It really looks like a proud lion guarding the city

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

this is the best hike - loved every minute of it. you are able to do it with a low fitness level which is even better. Go try it out!

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Lion's Head hike was amazing. In the 2.5 months I stayed in Cape Town for Summer 2010, I hiked Lion's Head 5 or 6 times. It's a great hike, and you can hike up in an hour or so. The views of Cape Town from the top are just breath taking. I only wish I could do this again. If... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I had to abandon my climb due to sun going down and i started late but this is absolutely brilliant, and the far reaching views of mountain, sea and city are just great! Would recommend anyone to take the difficult path to climb than taking stairs if you are able climber. There was paragliding company on top as well for... More

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Loved the walk up the to the top, hardwork close to the top though. absolutely amazing 360 degree views

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A relatively easy hike of between 1-1.5 hrs with spectacular views stretching across Cape Town. Best times are either for sunrise or sunset. One of the top free things to do in Cape Town. With sunsets bring a flashlight as it will be dark soon after.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

What a great site the lions head is from all angles We have stayed at 12 Apostles twice before and the lions head is what we look to as we have breakfast which is awesome

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Thermisia, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

it is also one of the capetowns landmarks, standing opposite to the table mountain easy to access by car nice view to the atlantic ocean, i prefer more the view from table mountain

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Upper Galilee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I loved climbing up Lion's Head. The views all around were stunning, especially on the top. It's a good 40 minute climb and wonderful exercise. After climbing it up the regular way, the next day we climbed it from the back. Enjoyed every minute!

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