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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

When it is next full moon you should take a walk up Lion's head. walk up late afternoon and have a sun downers on top and then walk back down using the full moon to guide your steps. Life time experience and worth it. A Must for the Bucket list.

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

soft trekking recommendable to all ages. Superb views. sunrise and sunset are the best time to do it!

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Get up early and hike up! Great way to start the day! There are two routes. The standard route will have more traffic. It starts from the first parking area. A bit further down (on the saddle of the lion) there is another path. Much quieter! It goes up the back part of the mountain and eventually joins the main... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

First i walked up Tablemountin, it took 2 hours to go up. I tought lion´s head would be easier but far from it. It was very hard do go up the last meters because you actually have to climb. It was worth it, i will never forget this amazing view!! it was full up there and everyone want to take... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I don't know whether one would have a better review of this if one had climbed up it. It looks nothing like a lion to me and is just another mountain- there are far more dramatic examples to see else where in the region.

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I am not fit and found the last 200m tough. Take plenty of water and start early, especially in the summer months. The youngsters who run up make it all look so easy! Middle aged probably make it look difficult! It starts very easily but the end is tough and keeping your eyes down and concentration is essential Not for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Such a convenient and very worthwhile hike within the city. Takes less than an hour to get to the top of Lion's Head and less time to get down. Really spectacular views of Table Mountain, Signal Hill, the city and the beach coastline. Such a good way to start the day. We brought our own little picnic and had it... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The climb is not too hard, it can be done by almost everyone from children to adults. The view is just amazing. One of the "must go" places in Cape Town.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Very interesting view of Capetown. If you have the time it is definitely worth the trek. The vistas of the city are quite interesting from this vantage point.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We went at sunset. All though it was a steep climb, the view at the top with the sun going down was well worth it.

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