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Lion's Head hike for Morning provided by Hike Lion's Head (Cape Town)

Lion's Head hike for Morning

Lion's Head hike for Morning
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Duration:
3h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
10
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    10
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Hot drinks
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code: Hiking / Walking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Hot drinks
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code: Hiking / Walking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Waggy1610
Paternoster, South Africa336 contributions
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 take a snack, and water, it's a strenuous walk, and please don't litter!!!!
A true gem!
Written 13 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

muzzer02
Azille, France46 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
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 it. Take some water and wear decent shoes/training shoes.
Written 12 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Happyjohnny
Auckland, New Zealand378 contributions
Jan 2020
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 3 March 2020
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Cat M
London, UK17 contributions
This was my third visit to Cape Town and I wanted to do a hike. We were informed by multiple people that Lions Head was great as it was very quick (two hours) and easy to do.

We started at 7.30am and the hike started fairly pleasantly but after about 30/40 minutes in it became quite hairy- it was more of a rock climb than a hike and there was quite a bit of scrambling involved. The rocks were also quite slippery as they were sandy.

There were also points where it got quite busy and people were trying to push past you which made for an uncomfortable experience as there was a cliff edge with no rails and quite a narrow path and all there was to hold onto was the rocks- there was also no way you could turn around as there were too many people close behind at some points. I must admit that I am a bit fearful of heights and so maybe some people wouldn’t find this as scary but I had to just focus on my footing and not look down too much when in these busier bits. Also, because we were told it was an easy hike I wore casual trainers and so perhaps if I had had walking boots on it would have been a bit easier for me.

As we had been informed it would take about two hours, I had (probably naively) assumed it would be 1 hour up and 1 hour back down but after about 1.5 hours hiking/climbing, we were still not at the peak. It would have been helpful if there were more signs/information to tell you how far there was to go- when I asked people coming back down again how much further it was everyone kept saying it is still a good way to go and that it was only going to get harder.

Once up the mountain and on flat surfaces the views were spectacular and when back down the mountain I felt very exhilarated and so I think it is worth doing but be prepared- take lots of water, wear good shoes and don’t expect an easy two hour hike there and back.

Written 13 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Hike Lion's Head (Cape Town)
Johan K
Johan K
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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 sec
isagom17
isagom17
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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 enjoya
KyleSmile314
KyleSmile314
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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
Ed S
Ed S
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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
Annalyzing91
Annalyzing91
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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 a
Janet L
Janet L
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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
Melissa R
Melissa R
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Hike up lions head
This hike was amazing. A little strenuous in certain areas, but doable. The “chains” part put me off a little, so
Diane L
Diane L
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Spectacular Sunset
Great hiking and doable. My tour guide Barry picked me up at the hotel, hiked up for about 1 hour 20 min (stopped f
RockhopperHongKong
RockhopperHongKong
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Morning hike in the mist
The Lions head hike took about 2 hours and it was a perfect start to the day. There were some challenges near the t
24fionas
24fionas
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Scenic
Very scenic walk which I understand is easier than table mountain which we didn't attempt. Be prepared to do some r
entropy5016
entropy5016
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Amazing views!
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
jumblemo
jumblemo
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Go early!
At times this is more of a clamber than a hike as it goes almost vertical at some points and scaling the rocks with
rgrizane
rgrizane
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Full moon hike
The Lions Head hike as such is fabulous and views are superb! The one advise - if you want to do Full Moon hike an
22Hazel22
22Hazel22
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Magnificent Sunrise!
A sunrise hike to Lion's Head is a must do for anyone visiting Cape Town who loves the outdoors! Getting up early t
312659Cheary
312659Cheary
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A short , but a well worth hike.
Lions head dominates the skyline in a smaller way than Table Mountain but is equally spectacular and much more sati
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