Lion's Head, Cape Town Central

4.9
Hike up to Lion's Head, a dramatic peak overlooking the city and offering panoramic views of Table Mountain National Park. The 669 m (2,195 ft) tall mountain lies next to the smaller, flat-topped Signal Hill, also known as Lion's Rump. You can reach the top on foot only on a relatively easy, scenic trek from Signal Hill. Although steep, the hike, suitable for children, doesn't present a challenge and will reward you with a picturesque picnic spot and viewpoint. Add Lion's Head and other attractions to your Cape Town trip itinerary using our Cape Town day trip planning tool .
Create an itinerary including Lion's Head
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Lion's Head Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
4,166 reviews
Google
4.9
TripAdvisor
  • We did this hike round trip in 2 hours and 40 minutes including a comfortable 10 minutes sightseeing and taking pictures at the summit. A few things worth noted for those who consider ro hike this tra...  more »
  • Recommended for those who have a certain physical conditioning. My husband and I took 1:10 to get up and 1:00 to get down. I have great physical preparation, but at the end of the adventure I was already very tired. We climbed up on the summit of the mountain. If you don't want to venture so long, you can go to a part. The view is amazing!!!
    View original
Google
  • A great mountain to hike. There is an easier path and longer route to the top, if you do not want to attempt the section which includes handheld hooks. There are several paths to Signal Hill from the start of the lions head hike as well.
  • Absolutely amazing! We hiked up and down and got some incredible views and photo ops on the way. The hike itself is not hard, even if you’re not the fittest person like me. Up at the top there wasn’t too many people (sunset time). Make sure you bring water as there is nowhere to freshen up and on a hot day you will need to. Will definitely do this again.
Places to stay near Lion's Head

Plan your trip to Cape Town

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Hidden gems in Cape Town

4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Shopping in Cape Town

View all >
3.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Cape Town

4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 4​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Cape Town

3.8
Duration: 2​h
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 8​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min