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Lion's Head

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking
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Cape Town, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

What a lovely walk at full moon. It really is beautiful. Just a pity about all the people with their head torches blinding you as you go. It is full moon after all.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

If you want a great view of Cape Town, then this is the place. It is settled almost in the centre of the city which mean you do not have to take a long drive to get there. I also sometimes run from my hotel up Lion's head - what a great run. Go with friends and enjoy the beauty... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We arrived at the mountain an hour before sundown and made it to the top with about 20 minutes to spare. In July it was not very warm, and the wind made it pretty chilly, so bring a jacket. Also, if you go for sunset (do it!), it will definitely be dark on the way back, so bring a torch... More

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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We took the cable car up Table Mountain and saved our hike for Lion's Head. We are really glad we scheduled time for this hike. It wasn't terrible hard, but was challenging enough to make it fun for our teenage kids. There are some steep areas but there are metal ladders attached that make it very doable. The view is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent hike to do whilst in Cape Town. It takes about an hour to climb to the top and is not good for people who have knee problems or suffer with vertigo. The first section of the climb is a steep slope which is a path but as you get further up the climb gets a lot... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is definitely one of the best spots if you are seeking great views over Cape Town. Since the table mountain is frequently in clouds, the Lion's Head usually stays cloudless. It is not as high as table mountain, but definitely worth climbing. You should not have a fear of heights though, the climb is quite steep to the very... More

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Sandton, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Stunning view over the city but apparently it is not safe to go there alone or in the evenings, but still worth it

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Oslo, Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Recommended as a morning exercise, with spectacular views. The shortcut is a bit challenging, so think twice before taking it. The long route is even more scenic. Also great in the evening, but brings some cider!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A panoramic view on the city of Cape Town as well as a perfect view on Table Mountain. Worth spending some time there

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Loved this walk and the views are stunning. This is not a really easy hike and there are some very steep parts on the edge of the cliff so you need to be careful on this one. Be careful with kids.

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