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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Activities: Hiking
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Great Hiking Trail

Brilliant views as you climb up, but the best view when you reach the top, a bit of challenge towards the end of climbing up the mountain but a hike well worth doing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Brilliant views as you climb up, but the best view when you reach the top, a bit of challenge towards the end of climbing up the mountain but a hike well worth doing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great hike that gets a bit difficult in the end. You start walking, you end up almost rock climbing! View up their really worth it !!! (Table Mountain and the City look very nice from up their!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Don't forget to check out Lion's Head. The photos are amazing and it's worth the short hike up. Beautiful day or night depending on the season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Lion's Head has been a winner since I arrived in Cape Town in 1980. I love going on the full moon hikes up Lion's Head because it's festive and fun and the view at night is achingly beautiful. Take a friend. Pack a picnic and put on your walking shoes. Take a torch too! Of course, you can also go... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My arm was nearly twisted off but I finally agreed to join my friends for a hike up Lion'shead to see the sun set over the Atlantic. It was worth every huff and every puff up the mountain. The views are endless and if you reach high enough you can touch the stars. Must must must when you are in... More 

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Oskarstrom, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Start early and give yourself at least an hr to get to the top. Bring a torch so that you find your way. If you are brave use the chain ladders but be very careful since people often fall and hurt themselves. Once at the top enjoy Cape Town

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Excellent walking with changing perspective of views over Cape Town, and down the Atlantic seaboard. Always take the safest route (marked) and there are some chains in a few places. Plenty of water when climbing in summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Terrific view of the city and the Robben Island, just a place after seeing you have to come there and summarise your visit, a must visit when you are in mother city. suggestion, may I recommend you visit this Iconic place as your last point of call before you leave CT, it will give you a different feeling of your... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The best combination of exercise, fresh mountain air and the best views of Cape Town you could ever want!

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lions Head is a popular hike in Cape Town. I recommend it. It takes about an hour to go up and an hour to come down. the views from the top are amazing. The majority of the hike is quite straight forward, however as you get closer to the top you are faced with a few minor obstacles that have... More 

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