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We did this hike as a family.
The route is awesome, and easy to use. We did not see the alternate route to avoid ascending and descending on the chains and staples, but it can be safely done by anyone in reasonable condition.
First of all, I have not hiked in the last 10 years and I was traveling solo. :)
Came there with a guide at past 5 am, there was not much crowd and it was not that dark. At first there's a slope thats about...More
At times this is more of a clamber than a hike as it goes almost vertical at some points and scaling the rocks with the aid of ladders, staples and chains will give you a good work out.
Allow around an hour to get up...More
The Lions Head hike as such is fabulous and views are superb!
The one advise - if you want to do Full Moon hike and enjoy it- rather do a day before or after the full moon.
Reason--traffic: human and vehicles. The hike will take...More
A sunrise hike to Lion's Head is a must do for anyone visiting Cape Town who loves the outdoors! Getting up early to complete the approximately one hour hike to the peak will reward you with a magnificent sunrise and panoramic 360 degree views of...More
Lions head dominates the skyline in a smaller way than Table Mountain but is equally spectacular and much more satisfying as you hike to the summit and have a sense of personal achievement. ..... It is a 1-2 hour hike and brief climb to the...More
This is a fantastic hike, probably better in my opinion than Table Mountain because you get ever changing views as you walk around and up the Lion’s Head. The hike is quite steep in places so you have to be in reasonable shape to enjoy...More
Even if for me it was quite challenging to hike it up, arriving on the top of the mountain after nearly 2h walk was totally rewarding by the most amazing sunset I’ve ever seen. My boyfriend and I carried our backpacks with some snacks and...More
Our group set off.... we had a group of teenagers and then the youngest child was 9 years old. I was impressed to see the SAN parks rangers joining the hikers and keeping everyone safe near the scary bits. Our 9 year olds flew up...More
The lions head hike takes about an hour. The trail goes from the city side and wraps around to the oceanside and back before it gets to the base of the steep section. There are two ways up the steep section, one is the longer,...More