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Hike Lion's Head (Cape Town)

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Lion's Head hike in Cape Town is a marvelous path of spirals and chains. Summiting the lion-shaped mountain is easy. Bring yourself to a day on the trail for maximum enjoyment on Lions Head hike.
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Skeleton Gorge Hike for Morning

Skeleton Gorge which is a hiking trail that starts at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and one of our best hikes in Cape Town for those looking to hike a mountain with a bit more challenge. The 6 hour trail takes you around Table Mountain by going up Skeleton Gorge route and down Nursery Ravine. Afterwards you will take in some of the best views of Cape Town nature because at the Botanical Gardens there is the Canopy Tree Walkway and surrounding views of the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town.
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6 hours
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Lion's Head Hike for Sunrise

Get epic views of Cape Town from Lion's Head as the sun rises on this half-day early morning hike. Hiking in unfamiliar terrain in the dark by yourself may not be the best idea; this guided tour means you don't have to worry about directions or getting lost in the dark. Just follow your guide to the summit, reaching your destination in time to take amazing photos of Cape Town in the dawn light. Convenient Cape Town hotel pickup and drop-off makes for door-to-door service.
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4 hours
from $99.55

Lion's Head hike for Sunset

The peak of Lion's Head reaches a mighty 2,194 feet (669 meters) above sea level—high above Cape Town and the rolling Atlantic Ocean waves. On this evening tour, hike to the summit of Lion's Head with your guide and enjoy uninterrupted views over landmarks including Clifton Beach and Robben Island. With round-trip travel from your central Cape Town hotel included, watch the sun sink on the horizon in beautiful Cape Town.
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3 hours
from $99.55

Lion's Head hike for Morning

Nestled between Table Mountain and Signal Hill, Lion's Head reaches a dizzying 2,194 feet (669 meters) above sea level, with spectacular views over the surrounding Cape Town and Atlantic Ocean scenery. On this morning tour, hike to the summit of Lion's Head with your guide and spot top attractions including Clifton Beach and Robben Island. With round-trip travel from your central Cape Town hotel included, watch the beginning of a new day in beautiful Cape Town.
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3 hours
from $99.55

Table Mountain Hike at Sunrise

Table Mountain is one of the most prominent landmarks in Cape Town, and on this tour, you’ll get to see it up close. Enjoy the convenience of having hotel pickup and drop-off included on this hassle-free excursion. You’ll spend roughly 4-hours hiking up Table Mountain with a guide to accompany you and point out the best viewpoints. Get a glimpse of Signal Hill, Robben Island, Camps Bay, Clifton, the Twelve Apostles, Cape Point, and much more.
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4 hours
from $116.87
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Happyjohnny wrote a review Aug 2020
Auckland, New Zealand349 contributions75 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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isabella P wrote a review Apr 2020
81 contributions5 helpful votes
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!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Kyle S wrote a review Mar 2020
Brooklyn, New York10 contributions2 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Ed S wrote a review Mar 2020
34 contributions9 helpful votes
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).
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Annalyzing91 wrote a review Mar 2020
Grand Cayman23 contributions2 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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