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Lion's Head hike in Cape Town is a marvelous path of spirals and chains. Summiting the lion-shaped mountain is easy. Bring yourself to a day on the trail for maximum enjoyment on Lions Head hike.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Lion's Head Parking, Signal Hill, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 81 762 5551
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hike was amazing. A little strenuous in certain areas, but doable. The “chains” part put me off a little, so I chose the other route, but that way was more strenuous than I thought it would be. Given a chance to do it again,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Melissa R
Reviewed July 27, 2019

Great hiking and doable. My tour guide Barry picked me up at the hotel, hiked up for about 1 hour 20 min (stopped for photos) and down for 1 hour. Barry carried my water, head light that I had never thought about and must have...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Diane L
Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

The Lions head hike took about 2 hours and it was a perfect start to the day. There were some challenges near the top as you had to pull yourself up on the chains and rungs. Our guide was very helpful and showed you where...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank RockhopperHongKong
Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

Very scenic walk which I understand is easier than table mountain which we didn't attempt. Be prepared to do some rock climbing, it isnt just a simple walk up a hill but well worth it at the top. Go for a clear day as once...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank 24rach24455
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

We did this hike as a family. The route is awesome, and easy to use. We did not see the alternate route to avoid ascending and descending on the chains and staples, but it can be safely done by anyone in reasonable condition. Remember to...More

1  Thank Waggy1610
Reviewed December 7, 2018

First of all, I have not hiked in the last 10 years and I was traveling solo. :) Came there with a guide at past 5 am, there was not much crowd and it was not that dark. At first there's a slope thats about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank entropy5016
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

At times this is more of a clamber than a hike as it goes almost vertical at some points and scaling the rocks with the aid of ladders, staples and chains will give you a good work out. Allow around an hour to get up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jumblemo
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

The Lions Head hike as such is fabulous and views are superb! The one advise - if you want to do Full Moon hike and enjoy it- rather do a day before or after the full moon. Reason--traffic: human and vehicles. The hike will take...More

1  Thank rgrizane
Reviewed October 6, 2018

A sunrise hike to Lion's Head is a must do for anyone visiting Cape Town who loves the outdoors! Getting up early to complete the approximately one hour hike to the peak will reward you with a magnificent sunrise and panoramic 360 degree views of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 22Hazel22
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Lions head dominates the skyline in a smaller way than Table Mountain but is equally spectacular and much more satisfying as you hike to the summit and have a sense of personal achievement. ..... It is a 1-2 hour hike and brief climb to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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