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Lion's Head

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Address: Signal Hill Rd, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number:
0817625551
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Best view of Cape Town!

Climbed Table Mountain and Lions Head on the same day and mist say they are both nice to climb. Lions head is a bit more challenging, but everyone can do it. The view is... read more

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Soest, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Climbed Table Mountain and Lions Head on the same day and mist say they are both nice to climb. Lions head is a bit more challenging, but everyone can do it. The view is amazing. Also visit Wally's cave. You need to find some instructions on the internet, because there are no signs on the mountain to point out hoe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We started hiking from Fresnaye all the way up to the top of Lions Head. You'll see various flora and fauna on the way, expect to see a few Dussies (Hyrax). The hike has a few climbs and rocks to climb up but otherwise not too challenging. Bring some water, at least 1 liter. The views from the top are... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lion's Head is easily seen from the city of Cape Town and further afield. However, it is quite a drive to get there. The road up table mountain and then along the rump and to signal hill is narrow, winding, but breathtaking. The road ends at signal hill, the back side of the Lion's Head. What a view awaits you.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking up Lions head is a must for any visitor to Cape Town. It is a reasonably quick and relatively easy walk. Also quite safe as many walkers about, but dont be fooled - it can be dangerous (as in falling) so keep your wits about you.

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Thank Adrianamartini
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a great hike with even more beautiful and stunning views. Take a lot of water if going in summer. I wouldn´t recommend this hike for very small children as there is a little bit of climbing involved and maybe the very little one´s could get exhausted.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An early morning walk up Lions head. We started at 06:00 and finished at 08:00 after a little trot down the mountain. It was quite popular and busy so we had to wait in queues every now and again. People of all shapes, sizes and intentions were there. Great views of Cape Town. Get there early with your jackets and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice walk to the top with very nice views of the Cape, if you are lucky with the weather. It changes quickly.

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Thank Anders H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on an early morning hike with mixed ages of family. The walk is fairly difficult but very little climbing. Spectacular views from the summit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

At 1-1.5hrs if you're in reasonable shape, this is a relatively short hike but a very enjoyable one. There are two options for getting up: a longer but easier route, and one that involves chains and pull-up bars. The latter is a lot more fun! Towards the top, there are bits that are more like rock climbing, so definitely bring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is quite a climb to get up to the top. It starts as a light and easy walk, then it becomes steeper and you need to use the support of chains.... but worth the effort for an amazing view over Cape Town!

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