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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number: 0217120527
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Great view over the city and ocean.

Starting as a easy climb but when we decided to take the slightly more difficult route it became a lot harder. However there is a bit easier route to the top. I wouldn't recommend... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Starting as a easy climb but when we decided to take the slightly more difficult route it became a lot harder. However there is a bit easier route to the top. I wouldn't recommend for young children and better not go up in the blistering heat.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lion's Head is my favorite hike in Cape Town area. Hike path is spiral and goes around the hill which allows hikers to see all sides of the city. Once you pass 2/3 of the hike you will get an option to take two different paths. One of them includes using chains and it is labeled as more challenging (at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This smaller peak is one of the contrasts when viewing the generally flat table mountain. This is considered to be a bit more accessible hiking challenge for folks who might not be quite up to making their way up to Table Mountain’s flat range or Devil’s Peak. When facing Table Mountain from Cape Town, it is the smaller peak on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are in any sort of physical shape to be able to do a hike, this is the one. It's fun with all the chains and ladders as well on the way to a 360-degree view of the whole city. Cannot beat it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic scenic climb and you will be rewarded with a stunning view. If, however, you are afraid of heights, you will either not make it to the top or panic. Or both :-) (like me) But, even if, then already the first nicely walkable part with be very much worth your while in terms of views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When you reach the top of lion's head, Cape Town can be fully seen. The hick begins easy until you reach the rocks where big steps need to be done. The end make you use ladders and chains.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful views of the city , Mountains resemble the shape of a lion , A good trek recommended around it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visit Cape Town every year, sometimes a few times per year, but I always thought one needs to be a cliff hanger of sorts to reach the top of Lions Head. Not so! The walk was easily do-able for myself and my husband, both in our 50's and definitely not very fit at all. Of course it was hot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful views of Lions Head from the Tramway to the top of Table Top Mountain. Should be on everyone's must visit list. Windy days can keep the tram from running, but when you get a good day it is spectacular!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Even better then Table mountain, I guess. Do both if you have the chance. It is hard to climb as an amateur but worth it. You walk or climb around the hill and due to the circles you have a wonderful view all the time.

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