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Lion's Head

Signal Hill Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 81 762 5551
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“full moon” (149 reviews)
“great hike” (119 reviews)
“table mountain” (435 reviews)
Signal Hill Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 81 762 5551
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Reviewed yesterday

My family and I just had a delightful hike to the top of Lion's Head. My youngest is 11 but there were children much younger on the trail as well. The hike is difficult in parts with ladders, staples, and chains. However, that is all...More

Thank 1HonestDude
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The walk to the top will take about and hour and if you are not afraid of heights this is a very nice way to get excellent viewings of cape town:)

Thank Rick v
Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to hike our way up to the Lions Head, and it's something everyone visiting Cape Town should do. The way up is a bit steep, but easily done. At the end, there are some rocks, ladders and you have to put a little...More

Thank Sim0ne1971
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I did this hike starting mid afternoon on a beautiful Friday. Not too long but steep at the top and a lot of scrambling up rocks - if you want graded trails there are some great views before that starts but you won't want to...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 2 days ago

fantastic views, any weather or time of day... Best time to see it is early morning when all the birds are flying around...winter time is actually not that cold. It's like you are in another world.

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Locals said it takes 30min to climb Lion's Head. Don't be fooled ! It's not a walk in the park. You have to climb to the top. We thought that there was something like stairs or whatever else. But no ! Haha ! I had...More

Thank Helene_ZH
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lion's Head is my favorite walk and climb around Cape Town. If it's for fun, sport exercise or a couple's full moon twilight, you can always count on it to be magical!

Thank Roi K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Due to maintanance and windyness we have never - of our four! visits to Cape Town - been able to get up the Table Mountain. The Lion's Head however is a very beautiful alternative. The walk is great, a little climbing is necessary, and the...More

Thank StephHgndrn
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I did Lion's Head in the late afternoon so that we could be at the top for sunset. The hike is glorious! The path circles the mountain that is Lion's Head so you get a fantastic view of the city of Cape...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After a 50 minutes hike we arrived at the summit and enjoyed a wonderful panoramic view over the city and table moutain. Plan good walking shoes for the trail which is easy for the first 30 minutes but is rocky afterwards.

Thank DavidL1330
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Sizeka Anitor M
28 June 2017|
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Response from sonnenangie | Reviewed this property |
hi every day all day long 24/7 phantastic, but quit busy is a fullmoon hike.
16 June 2017|
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Response from GregTitaliano | Reviewed this property |
I would advise walking up with a friend, preferably not alone as there have been some small muggings at dark in the past. You should be more than fine though. It is a beautiful walk and would highly recommend it. A guide is... More
27 May 2017|
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Response from GDay1044 | Reviewed this property |
Hi The best option is to start at the parking area on Signal Hill road - access by car / taxi - the parking area is monitored and there are security patrols in the 'park' area which has trails that will take you to the base... More