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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number: 0217120527
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This is a favourite hike amongst the locals and tourists alike. It is most busiest in the summer and during the full moon and don't forget the summer sunsets. It is a pleasant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a favourite hike amongst the locals and tourists alike. It is most busiest in the summer and during the full moon and don't forget the summer sunsets. It is a pleasant hike that requires a little bit of fitness to climb this 2.5km trek to the top. There are chain ladders that one must go through, however, if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had such a great time hiking up Lions Head. It required moderate fitness level. We took the route with the chains and staples - which was fun. The view at the top is to die for. 360 degree view of Cape Town. Great place to watch the sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Next time we will know the logistics better. We walked all the way from the city center to Noon Gun and further to Signal Hill and further towards Lion's Head and then down to the city. Next time we are probably going to take a taxi to the area at the base of the Lion's Head so we can simply... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would hands down recommend doing this hike over hiking up table mountain. The entire climb up the mountain you have amazing views of table mountain as well as the coast, and the city. The view from the top is simply breathtaking! Hike is good for people of all ages and abilities. It is not too strenuous unless do choose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An hour to get up and An hour to go down. Beautiful view. From oceaan to City to table mountain. Just do it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Get up early and head over to Lion's Head. The hike begins with a slowly curving path that circumambulates this downtown landmark. Then it starts to climb in earnest, until you are going up ladders and grabbing onto hand holds to scale a rock face. You end up after about an hour on top of the rock, looking at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went early in the morning with my local friend to hike this place, it took like an hour and a half or two but it was totally worth it. Incredible feeling to get on top of it, fresh air and amazing view of the beautiful Cape Town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not easy. But doable for most! There are some ladders involved to get all the way to the top. If you go for the sunrise or sunset give yourself plenty of time to make it up at your own pace. An hour and a half seems reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us hiked up lions head for sunrise. The views were lovely, but the route is more dangerous than we anticipated, so a torch is a definite must, and a head torch even better for when the path turns from horizontal to vertical! The view from the top was stunning and we even got to see a group of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful view from Table Mountain, but you can see this from just about anywhere. Took many pictures of this,

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