Lions Head Peak

Mountain, Other Great Outdoors, and Scenic Lookout
  • Ric R.
    "fullmoon hikes to lions head are the best!"(3 Tips)
    Morgan I.
    "Stunning views of the Sunrise from the Summit!"(3 Tips)
    Shaun S.
    "Certainly one of the best hikes in Cape Town."(2 Tips)
    Morgan I.
    "Lions Head for the full moon"(2 Tips)
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  • lions head
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  • sunrise
  • full moon
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  • Larissa R.
    Amazing view!!
  • Rob
    RobMay 22
    Quick and rewarding.
  • Pascal W.
    Absolutely stunning views!
    Upvoted Sep 22
  • Pascal W.
    More difficult to climb then Table Mountain.
    Upvoted Sep 22
  • Shaun S.
    Shaun SJanuary 7
    Certainly one of the best hikes in Cape Town. Do take some water and a light with after sunset.The view is spectacular!
  • Fathima D.
    Fathima DadaDecember 28, 2015
    One of the best hikes or walks in the world, and I've been around some! For crowd avoidance and amazing peace park at the shrine and walk from there. Unmissable!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Mack P.
    Mack PrioleauOctober 8, 2015
    Must do if you are visiting Cape Town. Fairly easy hike (1-1.5 hours) and amazing views from the top.
  • Pranav D.
    Pranav DixitMay 7, 2015
    Sunset View!
  • natalie l.
    natalie luytMarch 31, 2015
    Go up either for sunrise or sunset!
  • Nadia D.
    Nadia DunnMarch 6, 2015
    Everything here is good
  • Julia Kwan
    Julia KwanFebruary 25, 2015
    Climb for the sunset! Most beautiful view. Make sure you have friends and flashlights for the dark climb down:)
  • Tommy
    TommySeptember 14, 2014
    Amazing views but if you have a fear of heights this may not be for you!
  • Paul R.
    Paul RogersAugust 6, 2014
    Hiking. Challenge. Worthwhile
    Upvoted Sep 22
    CapeTownMagazine.comMay 5, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Early bird catches the Lion's views
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BurrissJanuary 12, 2014
    Arrive for the climb, Stay for the sunset
  • Dylan J.
    Dylan JamesDecember 17, 2013
    Very busy in summer. But the view from the top is worth the crowds!
  • Morgan I.
    Morgan IrwinOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Stunning views of the Sunrise from the Summit!
  • Morgan I.
    Morgan IrwinJune 22, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Be weary of going up Lions Head for the full moon if you like to hike quickly. There are often a lot more people hiking than you would expect. This does make it quite festive though.
  • Mike E.
    Mike EloffNovember 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Can get pretty busy on weekends and around sunset. Perfect time is before sunrise.
    CapeTownMagazine.comOctober 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Great start of a day. Pack fruit and juice for a snack on top.
  • Paul R.
    Paul RogersAugust 12, 2012
    If you have the energy it is well worth the hike to the top. Good self challenge.
  • Bronson H.
    Bronson HarringtonMarch 26, 2012
    Don't forget the essentials: hat, sunscreen & water
  • Ric R.
    Ric RubenMarch 5, 2012
    fullmoon hikes to lions head are the best!
  • Warren G.
    Warren GoldswainJanuary 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    beware the wind. an awesome short hike in cape town. with little traffic and moderate fitness you should reach the top in 45 mins.
  • Pg T.
    Pg TopsOctober 8, 2011
    Organize a hike for my boys from out of town to go up Lions Head!
  • Hardy J.
    Hardy JonckJuly 11, 2011
    Take coffee and watch sunset. Amazing Read more
    CapeTownMagazine.comFebruary 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Go up an hour before sunset and take some snacks and a bottle of Backsberg tread lightly. See the sun set over the ocean and turn 180 and see the lights go on in town. Priceless. Take a small torch.
  • Travel Junkie
    Travel JunkieNovember 7, 2010
    A must do for any tourist or local that needs to be humbled!
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BahrAugust 5, 2010
    Take a hike up here on clear full moon nights. Get to the top before the sun sets. Bring some snacks.
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