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Lion's Head, Cape Town

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Mountain · Nature / Park
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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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  • Beautiful hike, would recommend staring early in the morning. Less people and cooler climate. Bring head torch, water, snack. Amazing to see sunrise and view! Breathtaking. Also sunset makes a... 
    Beautiful hike, would recommend staring early in the morning. Less people and cooler climate. Bring head torch, water, snack. Amazing to see sunrise and view! Breathtaking. Also sunset makes a...  more »
  • No travel guide will make you leave Cape Town without having visited the Lion's head, particularly during sunset hours. As the view indeed is spectacular is this a valid suggestion, but keep in mind.....  more
    No travel guide will make you leave Cape Town without having visited the Lion's head, particularly during sunset hours. As the view indeed is spectacular is this a valid suggestion, but keep in mind.....  more »
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  • Recommended hike in Cape Town. The hike is very steep and challenging but you won’t regret is when you see the view at the top. Good luck!
  • Coming to Cape Town and not climbing Lion's Head would be a sin. The climb is worth it with an incredible view over the city. Early sunrise or late sunset climbs are special.

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