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Lion's Head

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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number: 0217120527
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Do the Sunrise hike!

If you can climb the India Venster trail on Table Mountain, then Lion’s Head is easily doable. You do not need a guide to ascend it but it is steep and involves some scrambling... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you can climb the India Venster trail on Table Mountain, then Lion’s Head is easily doable. You do not need a guide to ascend it but it is steep and involves some scrambling to get to the top. We hiked up to the top to watch sunrise and it was worth it. Bring a flashlight and a light jacket... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been up there several times (for me the best time to start is at 05:30 am) - might be busy up there but at this time in the morning it is still cool enough in summer to climb the Lion's Head - later on it might become to hot... Even though it's only an hour up and another 50 minutes... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lions Head, Devils Peak or Table Mountain. It's vast, and the options are incredibly dynamic depending on the weather, your fitness and your keenness to either take a adventurous stroll, and an extreme single track trail run through the valley's and gorges that make up this amazing mountain range.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lion's Head is one of the great honest experiences in life. It looks high and hard from a distance, and so it is, although perhaps a little easier and more accessible than it first seems. There are no frills and sideshows - it's a walk, steep in parts, winding round the hill, steep at first, easing off, then finally growing... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must visit...again full of natural beauty..if you love treking,....this is it...make sure the weather is nice and not cloudy else you might miss out on the view.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are a couple who have zero hiking experience but decided to take on the climb up the lion's head. We started at about 11:30 and there are a couple of ways to get up to the top. A few hundred meters up the slope on the right hand side there is a small, almost hidden pathway which looked to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every Wednesday for the last 5 weeks after work i pick up my boy and we hike Lions Head. What a beauty. Beautiful views and Sunsets every time :)

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Starting as a easy climb but when we decided to take the slightly more difficult route it became a lot harder. However there is a bit easier route to the top. I wouldn't recommend for young children and better not go up in the blistering heat.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lion's Head is my favorite hike in Cape Town area. Hike path is spiral and goes around the hill which allows hikers to see all sides of the city. Once you pass 2/3 of the hike you will get an option to take two different paths. One of them includes using chains and it is labeled as more challenging (at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This smaller peak is one of the contrasts when viewing the generally flat table mountain. This is considered to be a bit more accessible hiking challenge for folks who might not be quite up to making their way up to Table Mountain’s flat range or Devil’s Peak. When facing Table Mountain from Cape Town, it is the smaller peak on... More 

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