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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Lion's Head Parking, Signal Hill, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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. Remember to...More

Thank Waggy1610
Reviewed December 7, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank entropy5016
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank rgrizane
Reviewed October 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 22Hazel22
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 312659Cheary
Reviewed July 12, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank muzzer02
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mightymousemdsm
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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