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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.
Tours to Lion's Head
BOOK WITH VIATOR PRIVATE TOUR: Highlights & Hidden Gems of Cape Town - Tickets and Snack Included
Tours from $79 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Cape Town City Tour Camps Bay Beach Plus Table Mountain Ticket
Tours from $127 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Table Mountain, Cape Town City Tour Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens incl Tickets
Duration: 7h - 8h
Tours from $140 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Table Mountain and the Valley of the Red Gods Hiking Trail
Tours from $84 ›
Lion's Head reviews
I did the hike in the winter, on a nice cool morning. It was easy trekking the first hour, the road was wide and flat, but as it winding around the mountain, it became narrower and narrower. If you...
I did the hike in the winter, on a nice cool morning. It was easy trekking the first hour, the road was wide and flat, but as it winding around the mountain, it became narrower and narrower. If you... more »
We brought lights and florescent jackets and hike trails. We did not have any mask with us. We regretted. The trail smells all the way up of urine.
We brought lights and florescent jackets and hike trails. We did not have any mask with us. We regretted. The trail smells all the way up of urine. more »
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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