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Signal Hill Road | Signal Hill Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I did the table mountain sunrise hike and the lions head sunset hike. Nathan was on time, courteous and the conversations with him made the hike infinitely more enjoyable. Thank you for making my whirlwind day in Cape Town so wonderful!

Thank Anand S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The views are simply stunning from this mountain and make no mistake the climb up isn't a joke. The trail going up Lion’s head is a screwtop meaning you will be circling the mountain getting to the top. I'm an experienced hiker yet take your...More

Thank BettinaSoCal
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nature abounds yet so close to Cape Town. A wonderful escapade to get and overview of the city bowl and the ocean.

Thank Emmanuelle L
Reviewed 6 days ago

I did this hike with my sister-in-law who is a local. We started in the dark, which allowed us to see the sunrise on our way up, which was amazing! The hike itself was a little strenuous, but even some very ill-prepared people were making...More

Thank L_M_Saggs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being on the top of this mountain is like be on the top of the world. theres a stunning view of the ocean on one side and a view of cape town on the other side.

Thank Julian G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did this hike in March 2018 at 5am in the morning. It was still dark out. I thought I was crazy. But, it turned out to be on one the most picturesque hikes I have ever been on. They didn't tell us that it...More

1  Thank Joanna B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Going up is not an easy hike but managable. The climbing part can be left out as there is an alternative route. In total it takes around 2,5 hours to go up and down. The hike is worth it as the view is stunning!

Thank JNinSA
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike up Lion's Head goes around the entire mountain as you ascend, so you get a full 360-degree view of the city. The top of the mountain (unlike Table Mountain) is also quite small, providing views in every direction. BE WARNED - if you...More

Thank RMYman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

challenging hike with steep rocks to climb up (I don't know how some people were running haha) but well worth it when you get to the top.

Thank Kez D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good little hike that takes little more than an hour and a half up and down if you're in reasonable physical condition, however, the traffic jams and crowds can slow you down on weekends or days when there's good weather. Also, a head for...More

1  Thank LoveTravel682426
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Sachin K
July 5, 2018|
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Response from Hailey B | Reviewed this property |
Technically, no closing time. As mentioned above it is a mountain which you can hike at your own risk. If going at sunrise or sunset, remember it's dark before the sun comes up, as well as after it goes down. (Surprising I... More
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happytraveller8585
April 22, 2018|
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Response from bneb0y | Reviewed this property |
We ordered an Uber and it was there in less than 5 minutes and half the price of a taxi
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ABHISHEK R
December 31, 2017|
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Response from mepoettg | Reviewed this property |
There is a part where you need to climb a steel ladder and some steep parts the child probably needs help with, but we have seen little children hiking it as well with the help of their parents if they are brave and sporty... More
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