Lion's Head is renowned, not only for its unique shape, but also for its beautiful hike that winds for 2 hours to the specular summit, where the views of Camps Bay Beach and Table Bay are simply breathtaking. The last portion of the hike to the 669m summit is very steep, requiring the aid of permanently affixed climbing chains to scale certain points, which renders the hike unsuitable for small children and the elderly. That said, don't be frightened by the chains, as there is an alternate exit route if you find yourself unable or unwilling to continue.
It is a tradition to climb to the summit by the light of the full-moon, but the hike can take considerably longer on such evenings because of the hoards of people that gather. If all this walking sounds to strenuous, maybe a drive up Signal Hill would be a better option.
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Reviews of Lion's Head:
“ Easy, wonderful and utterly beautiful experience! ”
Lion's head is one of the my favourite hiking spots in Cape Town for a few reasons. Firstly, it's easy to get to and has a nice parking area to leave your car. The route up doesn't take long, it's more of a walk than a hike. And finally, the views from the top are truly spectacular! You can see across the Cape Town CBD, out into the ocean, Robben I... Read More
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