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Reviewed today via mobile

Not to stringent climb up Lions Head to get an amazing view. Really worth the effort. I would reconmend going early morning or late afternoon as it get really warm in SA during the summer.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank madeleines9006
Reviewed today

I have hiked Lion's Head multiple times: during the day, at sunrise, during full moon etc. and it NEVER disappoints. The 360 views of the whole of Cape Town, it's beaches, Robben Island, Table Mountain etc. is stunning and cannot be matched. The hike is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LiezlV54
Reviewed today

Lion's Head in September is a dream of a FLORAL magic carpet ride! Blooms welcome one at every turn. Try it in a group and early morning before the beats down on your head!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank karimaG544VW
Reviewed today via mobile

We headed out about 7.00am this morning to hike up Lions Head but were far from the first. We met lots of people coming down. It took us just over an hour to hike up. We are 61 and 58 and regular walkers. The bottom...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AnnieLouDean
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Lions Head on our way to Signal Hill. Many tourists prefer to do hiking here. Good shots of Cape Town can be taken from here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SHDD
Reviewed yesterday

First time I took my dogs up the lion head! walked very slowly and got at the top after 2,5 hours. Loved this trip out with my dogs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ElisabethJohnson1966
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I hike up Lions Head with my 3 teenagers 18/15/15 and went up to the top. It’s safe and we used the chains and it took about 1.5 hours. Take water and snacks on a hot day. What a well worthy hike as the views...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank SyneySmiddy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although lesser in height than Table Mountain, it offers a great hike to the top, and unsurpassed views over the city, the bay and Robben Island. If you have the time and energy, you should definitely try to scale it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Totravelistobealive
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is such a beautiful and exciting hike. You definitely need to be fit to go up the "hard" way. I didn't go up the "easy" way but my guess is there is still some light rock climbing. The view at the top is well...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank xmeg501x
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was so awesome! Loved my hike, it’s a bit scary but so worth it. It’s busy during summer, but that means u meet so many amazing people. Must do in CT. Even if ur unfit and scared of heights, very doable

Date of experience: November 2018
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716sachink
July 5, 2018|
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Response from Louise M | 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
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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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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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