Table Mountain National Park Tours
Table Mountain Hike for Sunset

Table Mountain Hike for Sunset

By Hike Lion's Head (Cape Town)

Ages 0-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Snacks
  • Bottled water

Start:Traveler pickup offered.
  • Platteklip Gorge, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town, South Africa
Pickup details
  • Pickup from your hotel in Cape Town Central and Atlantic Seaboard.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69992P21

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69992P21

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    • Hike Lion's Head (Cape Town)
      South Africa
      Joined in December 2016
    • kengC570PS
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      If you want to challenge yourself - this is a good way to do it.
      Barry our guide picked us up from the hotel, informed us that the weather was closing in and did we want to reschedule. We decided to go ahead with the walk and found it challenging though achievable with Barry being very supportive and knowledgable about the area. Even though we didn’t get to see the sunset, due to the overcast conditions, we enjoyed the walk with Barry.
      Written June 14, 2024
    • sourcejohankrugerj
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not for the faint hearted but totally worth it.
      Such a epic hike! beautiful views of camps bay and the city. Can get crowded, but during the week generally not too bad. Need to climb up some ladders, not for the faint hearted. Worth it.
      Written June 3, 2024
    • heathermC6721TU
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lion's Head sunrise hike
      What a morning! We really enjoyed our hike with Barry. This was not an easy hike, but it was so great to be up at the top in time for sunrise. We all loved this experience!
      Written March 26, 2024
    • Vimz15
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We did the Sunrise Hike so be prepared to wake up at 4AM. This is was a Hike of a lifetime (Well for me) and well worth sacrificing the sleep!!! Be prepared because this Hike was not easy. Make sure too wear the right shoes. Definitely need to be in decent shape and you'll have a few scary moments but at the end of it we made it for a truly remarkable Sunrise when you reach the top Big Props to Dino for making our hike fun & memorable!
      Written March 11, 2024
    • rogerwagstaff
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lions Head with guide Barry - excellent!
      Barry is an excellent guide, very informative, caring without being fussy and made the experience so much better than if I had gone on my own. Highly recommended. Lion’s head at sunrise is awesome. Great trip.
      Written December 4, 2023
    • Jeyjey1203
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      worth an experience
      I booked the tour with my boyfriend in winter time. The guide was super friendly and was flexible about our wishes regarding the time when we would start, as we had to get our plane on the same day. We took the long route, which is clearly recommended!
      Written July 13, 2023
    • jefffW9183UP
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Cape Town Views
      This hike was one of the experiences from our Africa trip I will always remember. Having a guide made it so comfortable and easy to have this experience. He also had a ton of history that he included for the down trek. Couldn’t have expected better.
      Written April 24, 2023
    • rimaSC
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Once in a lifetime
      Getting an Uber after the hike was almost impossible; they cancelled, or were delayed or unavailable. Of the 11 of us, 6 made it to the top, 4 made it 75% of the way and 1 got 50% there. It is more strenuous than you might have been told.
      Written January 14, 2023
    • Johan K
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not second fiddle
      The temptation in Cape Town is to get up Table Mountain and people regard Lion's Head as the 'ugly duckling' or second cousin. The climb is not as crowded, still physically demanding and gives a 360 degree view from the top. Take plenty of water though!
      Written August 20, 2020
    • isagom17
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Just keep going ... it’s worth it!
      Glad we started with three full water bottles and caps for everyone. The hike and the way is well marked and enjoyable all through. The hike goes around the mountain and is fairly easy for most part. But the last part is as challenging as gorgeous! It’s worth every step!!! Our children were delighted with the tricks to get to the top and mostly with the final view. What an amazing treasure!!
      Written April 13, 2020
    • KyleSmile314
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible sunrise hike
      We hiked Lion's Head in the early morning, with the goal of watching sunrise from the top of the peak. Our group was decidedly taking our time, and the hike took us 90 minutes to reach the summit. The hike can be technical, with ladders and small scrambles even if you opt to take the more round-about route. The view was more than worth the exertion! Could not think of a better vantage point than the summit of Lions Head to appreciate the beauty of Cape Town. I'd recommend getting there early for a couple of reasons: - The parking lot has limited spots, and if you arrive after the lot is full you'll need to park further away - The trail gets pretty crowded for sunrise and sunset hikes - the earlier you arrive the less time you'll be climbing with a crowd
      Written March 22, 2020
    • Ed S
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A fun climb and great views over the city and bay
      Did this on a typically windy CT day. It's a scramble in places, not just paths and tracks, so come prepared for a bit of a climb. It's great fun and you are rewarded with incredible views from the top (and a few dassie for company).
      Written March 7, 2020
    • Annalyzing91
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wake up early and hike before noon!
      I’ve hiked Lion’s Head a few times, but on this particular day my BF and I woke up late and only started our hike around 12:30pm on a hot Summer’s afternoon! Pro’s: You basically doing this popular hike alone- there was no one in front or behind us, only many coming down (laughing at us for starting midday). There were some shadey spots where we could catch our breath and not feel rushed or guilty for resting as it was only us enroute. Once we reached the top it was just us and 3 other people- GREAT for a solo photoshoot! And then jumping into Camps Bay beach and not feeling the cold Atlantic water. Cons: Extremely hot, draining and you run out of water quickly. I’d say stick to a morning hike or sunset, but prepare for a busy sunset hike. P.S. Do not wear black whilst hiking in Summer!
      Written March 3, 2020
    • Johan K
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tasty practice
      Going hiking as 'preparation' for Table Mountain, this is NOT a walk in the park! The views from the top can probably only be bettered by Table Mountain itself. Be prepared for some stiff challenges and take water!
      Written March 3, 2020
    • Janet L
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worth it!
      About 1200 ft in total. A good path to start then steeper and rougher. But I am 78 and made it to the plateau maybe 200 feet below the steep pinnacle which has a chain rope to help you get up. Wonderful views from the plateau.
      Written February 27, 2020
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