Lion's Head, Cape Town Central

4.9
Hike up to Lion's Head, a dramatic peak overlooking the city and offering panoramic views of Table Mountain National Park. The 669 m (2,195 ft) tall mountain lies next to the smaller, flat-topped Signal Hill, also known as Lion's Rump. You can reach the top on foot only on a relatively easy, scenic trek from Signal Hill. Although steep, the hike, suitable for children, doesn't present a challenge and will reward you with a picturesque picnic spot and viewpoint. Add Lion's Head and other attractions to your Cape Town trip itinerary using our Cape Town day trip planning tool .
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  • Awesome hike with spectacular views at the top. The final scramble is not easy for those less agile. Involves climbing by ladder and staples with very limited safety fences etc. Definitely worth...  more »
  • This is a perfect place to get a different areal view of the City of Cape Town. It is lovely to start your day with morning, hike. Personally am not that fit but enjoy signal hill hike especially the....  more »
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  • A great mountain to hike. There is an easier path and longer route to the top, if you do not want to attempt the section which includes handheld hooks. There are several paths to Signal Hill from the start of the lions head hike as well.
  • Absolutely amazing! We hiked up and down and got some incredible views and photo ops on the way. The hike itself is not hard, even if you’re not the fittest person like me. Up at the top there wasn’t too many people (sunset time). Make sure you bring water as there is nowhere to freshen up and on a hot day you will need to. Will definitely do this again.
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