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Lion's Head

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Address: Signal Hill Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Morning hike

Stunning views from one of the greatest vantage points to watch the sun rise over Cape Town and the City Bowl.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stunning views from one of the greatest vantage points to watch the sun rise over Cape Town and the City Bowl.

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Thank Pierre F
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

People of all levels can do this walk. A slow walk to the top will reveal views of the Atlantic seaboard as well as spectacular sea and mountain views. It is better to go in a group on busy days. Will not disappoint.

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Thank Chantyld
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This small hike is totally worth the view. The surroundings are clean and the people who walk on this route is very friendly. Remember to stay safe and don't wonder off on your own.

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Thank Lile P
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A stunning walk with excellent views. Depending on your fitness level, the time to get to the top can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours, but regardless of how long it takes the views are worth it. Plan a picnic and take enough time to enjoy. Re Safety: There are some sections with narrow ledges and sheer drops,... More 

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Thank John B
Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To be honest I was a bit naive. I thought it would be a nice brisk walk to the top and had no idea that there would be actual climbing involved. It was harder than I though, but once you get to the top it was worth every moment. And getting down was a lot easier than getting to the... More 

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Thank Marcia R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We began the walk, still in the dark of 6.00am, together, very soon my "significant other" sent me off on my way and he ambled along behind. Once off the initial roadway, the track does become precarious, a headlamp is a must for these early starts!!! thanks to regular local visitors I was assisted with directions several times, and an... More 

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Thank Catherine C
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely to hike up Lion's Head early in the morning. Takes about 40min up. Not too challenging, most people should manage. Can get quite busy in the morning, make sure to go early (not sure about winter though?) Can take some snacks up to enjoy on top with the views, plenty of place to sit. Definitely recommended!

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Thank Liani G
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the car to get here although you can hike - there are some excellent and patrolled hiking trails around the base of Lions Head - monitored parking - great exercise on a not to hot day - the road winds all the way to the 'rump' where there are great scenic views in all directions - there is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The track to the top offers amazing views of the city. Ensure you pack water and some snacks, and take your time to reach the top. A high level of fitness is not required but some parts may be a bit challenging.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the worlds great drives on a road magically cut high over the ocean. Lots of curves on a fairly narrow road, so take your time, stop at the may cut-outs, and enjoy the view!

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