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Lion's Head

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Address: Signal Hill Rd, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Significant activity, take water.

We did this hike one morning during the first week of January 2017, starting around 9:30 AM. We took an Uber cab to the base from our B&B in Bo Kaap, and took a taxi back. Taxi's... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did this hike one morning during the first week of January 2017, starting around 9:30 AM. We took an Uber cab to the base from our B&B in Bo Kaap, and took a taxi back. Taxi's were available at the base of the mountain. We walked at a moderate pace and stopped to look at the views frequently since... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes it's absolutely a beautiful view, we were very impressed with to be there. It's breath taking, our friend from South Africa took us there, it was very busy, we were there on the school break.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a bit of hike. It is steep at the beginning but actually gets easier for a bit part way up. The final trek is very steep with ladders so not for the fainthearted. You can get quite a long way up on moderate paths and the 360 degree views are great. Mixed ability groups could do the hike... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Overlooking all of the city bowl and the twelve apostles lions head is the keeper of Cape Town. It's a beautiful cliff face that adds to the majestic views of the city.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had planned a guided hike up table mountain followed by the cable car down and then a city tour. Due to high winds the cable car was closed and we changed to Lions head. It's a good 4-5km round trip at times using ladders and staples drilled into the rock. DO NOT attempt in flip flops or without water.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lions head is a spiral walk and hike to see some spectacular views , you can paraglide from the side down at a rate on R1500 per person (worth it) but you need to make it to the top. there is a ladder and some chains you need to climbs so not for the light hearted. take water on hot... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went up there on a full moon evening and the views were spectacular. I would caution against trying to go up when it is too busy as it can become very scary and dangerous when so many people brush past you on a very narrow path.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lions Head is a medium hard hike. It took us approximately 1 hour to reach the top. The view was fantastic. The hike has some semi-hard passages but nothing extreme. Go early in the morning to avoid crowd and heat. Bring water!!!

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great walk up. It does get very busy - especially at a weekend. Lots of locals walk up regularly. Also take lots of water!

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Home to the most expensive road in the cape Lion's Head is renowned for its views. The hike up is beautiful or even the drive up De Wet Road to the top to watch the sunset where you can see camps pay, clifton, sea point etc.

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