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Lion’s Head Hiking Route

Cape Town

Activity Description

Lion’s Head is arguably one of the most awesome Mountains to climb in all of South Africa!

It is short and sweet and provides the most accessible and beautiful 360 degree views of Cape Town compared to Table Mountain.

After a safety briefing, we will start our hike up one the most climbed Mountain in Africa stopping along the way to marvel at spectacular flora and fauna and to learn about the sprawling historical city below.

After an exhilarating 1:30 hour hike up Lion’s Head we will have summited and will be able to enjoy amazing views of The Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain, Camps Bay and the City Centre.

Once everyone has enjoyed the spectacular scenery, views and got some cool pictures, we will descend safely down the mountain having had a lovely adventure!

Transport (within city centre/Atlantic Seaboard) is complementary to the first 4 pax booked (subject to availability).


Duration4 hours
WhenAll year round
WhereLion's Head
WeatherThe weather in Cape Town is mostly sunny and dry yet we do have our wet days, especially in winter. It is very important, however, to come prepared for all weather conditions. The weather in Cape Town, and in particular; on Table Mountain, is very unpredictable.
What to Wear◉ Comfortable hiking shoes (running shoes are acceptable) ◉ A day-pack with a hat, sunscreen and something warm like a sweater
Things to Bring◉ Water (at least 1,5 – 2 litres) and snacks
Guests or Spectatorsn/a


Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelFit
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelIntermediate

Inclusions and Exclusions


◉ Transport (within city centre/Atlantic Seaboard) is complementary to the first 4 pax booked (subject to availability).
◉ Professional mountain guide
◉ Discovering local knowledge of flora & fauna
◉ Learning about historical reference points
◉ Safety & route navigation

Exclusions◉ N/A


Lions Head is easier than Table Mountain in that much of the hike is circular in nature. It does still demand a basic to moderate level of fitness and the ability to hold a moderate group pace over 3 hours or so of hiking. Aside from this, Lion’s Head requires a moderate head for heights and the ability to engage in minor rock scrambling.

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