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Lion's Head

Signal Hill Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 81 762 5551
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“full moon” (149 reviews)
“great hike” (119 reviews)
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Signal Hill Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 81 762 5551
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After a 50 minutes hike we arrived at the summit and enjoyed a wonderful panoramic view over the city and table moutain. Plan good walking shoes for the trail which is easy for the first 30 minutes but is rocky afterwards.

Thank DavidL1330
Reviewed yesterday

Easy, relaxing scenic drive. Beautiful views and great for watching several interesting activities. Fantastic for night time viewing over Cape Town and surrounds

Thank Rita & Tommy B
Reviewed yesterday

The going up is a bit of a challenge but its so worth it when you get up and you will see a 360 degree of how lovely Cape Town is

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 2 days ago

path to lion's head is well maintained. wear good shoes which do not slip. take a water bottle, dont drink much at once. once you get there, you will forget the workout in those awesome views. it is 'out of this world'

Thank Hemant M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Without a doubt a fantastic view from this location. Would definitely recommend this as something to do in Cape Town. However if you are only there for a few days stick to table MOUNTAIN.

Thank Barbados0506
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did not have time to hike to the top so only saw the structure from down below. You have to look at it just right to see a lions head and in fact the best views of it looking like that are actually from...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 days ago

I would highly recommend this walk to everyone who like outdoor activities and great view over Cape Town, STUNNING!

1  Thank Omar G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Path is well maintained. Views are stunning. A good workout. Do not forget your water, no matter what the weather condition. Wear non-slip shoes.

Reviewed 3 days ago

as someone with a crippling fear of heights I was worried about doing this as I had read reviews of people stopping half way and turning back. yes, there are precarious ladders and handles and chains but if you use them and don't look down...More

Thank Louise e
Reviewed 3 days ago

A lot of people wonder about the three popular hikes when they visit Cape Town: Lion's Head, Signal Hill or Table Mountain? If you don't have time to do them all, the Lion's Head hike is a must-do. (To save on time, you can also...More

1  Thank L B
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Sizeka Anitor M
28 June 2017|
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Response from sonnenangie | Reviewed this property |
hi every day all day long 24/7 phantastic, but quit busy is a fullmoon hike.
16 June 2017|
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Response from GregTitaliano | Reviewed this property |
I would advise walking up with a friend, preferably not alone as there have been some small muggings at dark in the past. You should be more than fine though. It is a beautiful walk and would highly recommend it. A guide is... More
27 May 2017|
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Response from GDay1044 | Reviewed this property |
Hi The best option is to start at the parking area on Signal Hill road - access by car / taxi - the parking area is monitored and there are security patrols in the 'park' area which has trails that will take you to the base... More