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Lion's Head in Cape Town is a peak situated at 669 meters above sea level. The hike up Lions Head takes approximately 90 minutes at a moderate pace. Lions Head trail is steep but do-able, while the 5.5km trail packs a punch (Both ways). The views...more
Signal Hill Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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All reviews full moon great hike table mountain easy hike rock climbing worth the climb hiking shoes bring water worth the effort short hike afraid of heights lots of water camps bay views of cape town coming down watch the sunset signal hill
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Reviewed yesterday

excellent track for a short hike (1.5 hours). very well maintained. great place to go with stunning views.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maryamassai
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It offers the best sights of Table Mountain and the city, and is relatively quick to complete (took us around 45mins to climb). Many people choose to run the climb, however towards the end of the trail there is some scrambling and climbing. That said,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This hike never disappoints! Whether you need a quick work out with views or feel like having a glass of wine and watching the sunset, Lion's Head is always a good choice!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank _Zsuz_123
Reviewed 4 days ago

We wanted to bring in the sunrise at the top of Lions head so headed off on our hike at 4am. This gave us plenty time to find our way up the hill safely, and also make it to the top before the masses arrived...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wcel84
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great walk and although not too strenuous requires some effort. The last bit using chains to reach the summit is not for the faint hearted but well worth the effort.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After our visit to the top of Table Mountain we drove to the end of Lion's Head road. You'll find a wonderful view of the ocean and a place where daredevils can go on a tandem parasail. There are a few places along the road...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank leod349
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

AS at February/March 2019 , the route is under repair as certain sections are deemed to be relatively unsafe. Maintenance Work as started in January but has not been satisfactorily repaired. Best to check with SANPARKS when it will be safe again.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 312659Cheary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful opportunity to reconnect with nature. A hike up Lion's head. Fun, exciting and fulfilling. Not for the faint hearted.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SimrithiS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great hike with fantastic views on the city and table mountain. The steep endpart was unfortubately off limits due to fire damage

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank raobert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful landscape, mountain and beach area. The sand is very fine and the beach is well protected because it’s a bay so the water is very inviting. Really worth a day spent in nature

Date of experience: February 2019
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25 February 2019|
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Response from shabeerabdool | Reviewed this property |
Hi, from my experience it was safe, however it would be good to hike from around 7/8am when there are many people around!!
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29 December 2018|
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Response from Henry R | Reviewed this property |
No, that is not possible. You have to be reasonably fit and mobile to access the Lion’s Head.
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Response from louisem644 | Reviewed this property |
Lions head isn't an attraction it's a mountain you climb it any time, there's no lights etc & very dangerous so if you are not experienced be careful & take head lights. There is no shop or anything, table mountain is an... More