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Address: Signal Hill Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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One of the worlds most beautiful hikes!

The quintessential Cape Town hike for locals and foreigners alike. The views are breathtaking. Go early in Summer as it's the most popular hike in the city!

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The quintessential Cape Town hike for locals and foreigners alike. The views are breathtaking. Go early in Summer as it's the most popular hike in the city!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hiked up Lion's Head in the morning and the views were stunning! The first part is normal trail with the rest being somewhat rocky and a little more climbing. Definitely worth it though, even if you don't go all the way. Highly recommend!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a really good hike to do! It is always better to go in a group when attempting this hike. Unfortunately there have been the odd mugging here, but there are now more guards in the area. This walk is great for the Full Moon walk! It is an awesome experience. Make sure you take water and a warm... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I lived in Cape Town for 2 years and saw the sunset at Lions Head more than 10 times. This is my #1 must-see location or adventure in CT It's easily accessible with vehicle or you can hike to the top. Uber or taxi if needed. Take flash light/torch as it generally gets very dark once the sun goes before... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Drove up with 3 friends . One is a local. He brought us around Cape Town and one of the place is this one. Overlooking the Roben Island.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My next trip is to paraglide down Lion's Head! As a person born in this City - it takes my breath away - every time!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We parked our car on Kloof Road near the beginning of the path towards Camps Bay as all the local Capetonians park. My son, who lives there, has done it many times. The walk was beautiful. In fact stunning. We Ubered back to our car once we reached the other end. However, we became victims to crime. When we arrived... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great walk up the mountain. Slightly strenuous, don't go at mid day (too hot). The view from the very top is spectacular. The Full Moon walk is always over crowded. Take refreshments and plenty of water.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wake up early for this one and you'll avoid crowds and sun (in summer). The walk starts off very easy up a gentle incline, and circumnavigates Lions Head, so you're ascending while walking around it, so you get great views in all directions! Then you can choose to take the ladder up, which requires a bit if hands on pulling... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great experience. i like how you always have an option between taking an easy long route or going climbing up a steep slope. or even how you get to certain corners and that fresh breathe of wind just gets you going. Also, you can paraglide at a certain point as well. its kinda for beginners but you need to have... More 

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