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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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+27-0-81-762-5551
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Stunning scenic and easy walk

Walking up Lions head is a must for any visitor to Cape Town. It is a reasonably quick and relatively easy walk. Also quite safe as many walkers about, but dont be fooled - it... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking up Lions head is a must for any visitor to Cape Town. It is a reasonably quick and relatively easy walk. Also quite safe as many walkers about, but dont be fooled - it can be dangerous (as in falling) so keep your wits about you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a great hike with even more beautiful and stunning views. Take a lot of water if going in summer. I wouldn´t recommend this hike for very small children as there is a little bit of climbing involved and maybe the very little one´s could get exhausted.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An early morning walk up Lions head. We started at 06:00 and finished at 08:00 after a little trot down the mountain. It was quite popular and busy so we had to wait in queues every now and again. People of all shapes, sizes and intentions were there. Great views of Cape Town. Get there early with your jackets and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice walk to the top with very nice views of the Cape, if you are lucky with the weather. It changes quickly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on an early morning hike with mixed ages of family. The walk is fairly difficult but very little climbing. Spectacular views from the summit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At 1-1.5hrs if you're in reasonable shape, this is a relatively short hike but a very enjoyable one. There are two options for getting up: a longer but easier route, and one that involves chains and pull-up bars. The latter is a lot more fun! Towards the top, there are bits that are more like rock climbing, so definitely bring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is quite a climb to get up to the top. It starts as a light and easy walk, then it becomes steeper and you need to use the support of chains.... but worth the effort for an amazing view over Cape Town!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful but rugged walk, be sure and bring a windbreaker jacket as the beautiful views can get windy depending when you go as it is all open.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's an Absolutely Beautiful place for young & old to explore there's trails the view from Lion's Head is Awesome if u need to clear u head or just pack a picnic basket take the family & picnic there it will surely be a Memorable experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We drove and found a parking spot and started the climb , a gentle incline that goes around the mountain , it starts to get trickier about halfway with rough terrain and big step ups and its a lot trickier climbing to the top , but once there what a view , looking over the ocean and camps bay ,... More 

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