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Lion's Head

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Address: Signal Hill Rd, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Something really nice to do if you are fit enough.

I went up there on a full moon evening and the views were spectacular. I would caution against trying to go up when it is too busy as it can become very scary and dangerous when... read more

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went up there on a full moon evening and the views were spectacular. I would caution against trying to go up when it is too busy as it can become very scary and dangerous when so many people brush past you on a very narrow path.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lions Head is a medium hard hike. It took us approximately 1 hour to reach the top. The view was fantastic. The hike has some semi-hard passages but nothing extreme. Go early in the morning to avoid crowd and heat. Bring water!!!

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great walk up. It does get very busy - especially at a weekend. Lots of locals walk up regularly. Also take lots of water!

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Surrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hiked up the trail to the top of Lion's Head and the view is absolutely amazing. Nearer to the top the route is a little bit tricky. You must watch your step as the dust can make you slip. Also be aware of other hikers. Bring plenty of water. Once you're at the top you'll forget all your struggles to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

it is a relatively easy 1 hour hike to the top with unbelievable 360* views. To watch the sun set in the West is awesome

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Cape town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love this hike! Its adventurous but not too challenging. Kids and dogs can do this hike. Take a camera because the view is worth it! Take water with you and wear closed shoes. And don't forget to find Wally's cave.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am a local and can't get enough of going up Lions Head and seeing the spectacular 360 degree view of Cape Town. It can get really busy especially around full moon but if crowds walking slowly don't bother you then that's not a problem. I find the best time to go is really early, that way you can have... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lion's Head is a mountain located between Signal Hill and Table Mountain South of The Cape Town Wharf. It is very historical to SA and certainly worth a visit, though I never found the true Loins Head, I guess my imagination just wasn't that good.

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

If you do not have time to go up Table Mountain due to long ques, or if tickets are to expensive You can go up Lions Head free of charge and have the same excellent view

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just go do it if you have the physical strength. Not very hard, but does involve some steep climbings at the top.

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