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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  • A good hiking trip, however, one must have a fairly basic shape as there must be crawles on rocks some of the way. The view is absolutely stunning, so the sunset, which made it all even more beautiful. On the way down in the evening you can see how Cape Town lights up. Set The sunset It is a good idea to have a lamp with it as it gets dark on the way down. Definitely an experience to give oneself.
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  • Trail provides a very beautiful landscape, the path is demarcated, but in parts it gets a little dangerous. Go if you have good physical preparation
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  • Highly recommended moderate hike. All fitness levels. There's a short ladder to get to the peak. The ocean views are incredible from here. Also ideal for a moonlight hike.
  • Great place to hike a bit. It was only a bit exhausting because i really don:t have any training. Just be sure to take enough water and good shoes. The last part where there are even rings in the stones is the best part and watching the sunset there is unbelievable. Just take a light with you cause it gets really dark really fast. The view over the city lights at nights is astonishing. Enjoy!
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