Lion's Head, Cape Town Central

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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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  • Other place to visit after table mountain and if you love hiking there are facilities .....we went there at the evening time and it was absolutely beautiful and coming back after sunset whole city was...  more »
  • Amazing views of the city, table mountain, and Robben Island from here. It gets busy at sunset but is a great time to visit.  more »
  • You can climb this mountain esoclher instead of table mountain, the good news is that the track is easier for beginners.
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