Lion's Head, Cape Town Central

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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 .
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  • This is so easy and such an enjoyable hike with great views. Something that all the locals and tourists are doing. Take water and sunscreen with you.  more »
  • The lion's head is very good to do and very soothing. Even as an amateur you would certainly be able to go back and forth at 3h. Otherwise you do this certainly at 2 o'clock. With sneakers to do, but not advisable. Taking a little drink is also never a bad idea. Nothing dangerous. Little climbing and scrambling, you can easily help each other. You make it as dangerous as you want. You don't have to be a sportsman. Nice view!
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  • Highly recommended moderate hike. All fitness levels. There's a short ladder to get to the peak. The ocean views are incredible from here. Also ideal for a moonlight hike.
  • Great place to hike a bit. It was only a bit exhausting because i really don:t have any training. Just be sure to take enough water and good shoes. The last part where there are even rings in the stones is the best part and watching the sunset there is unbelievable. Just take a light with you cause it gets really dark really fast. The view over the city lights at nights is astonishing. Enjoy!
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