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Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike

Cape Town

Activity Description

Join our sunset Hike up Lion’s Head and make friends from around the world while soaking up Cape Town’s famous sunsets from the best vantage point possible! The hike up to the summit takes roughly 1.5 hours but passes many incredible viewpoints and the trail is very exciting in places! After enjoying the summit views and photo opportunities we will hike down to a quieter viewpoint to sip some hot tea/coffee and watch the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean. Once the sun sets we hike safely back down with head torches as the city lights start to glow beneath us.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenAll year round
Where"Lion's Head Hike - Starting Point" on Google Maps, URL below:
WeatherWeather dependent service
What to WearComfortable walking shoes/boots suitable for rough trails Comfortable Hiking Clothes
Things to BringBackpack, Jacket/Warm Top, Water/Juice (0.5 litres minimum), Snacks, if you wish, Any Personal Medication - Compulsory, Camera/Phone, Comfortable long pants recommended in winter or on windy days in summer, Waterproof Jacket may be compulsory if rain is predicted, Beanie/Buff or scarf recommended if cold temperatures are predicted.
Guests or SpectatorsOnly paying guest allowed


Minimum Age8 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Qualified Tour Guide
Head Torches
Emergency medical and safety equipment
Coffee/Tea and biscuits
Fruit to enjoy at our picnic spots

ExclusionsTransport to and from the meeting point (contact us if you require assistance with arranging a Taxi)


Participants must have a good fitness level and be able to walk for 3 hours
Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult
START: Sunrise: 6:00am in Feb, meet at 5:45am
Sunset: 5:00 pm in Feb, meet at 4:45pm
DURATION: 3 – 4 hour round trip.

Customer Reviews

It was great experience and we really had fun. It was hard because it was our first time, but Fatima our guide made sure we enjoyed. - Lutho

We really enjoyed our hike with experienced and knowledgable guide Fatima. It was easy to book and organise. I would recommend having a guide for Lions Head. - Katie

We had an incredible climb up Lion's Head at dawn! Fatima is the best guide you could ask for! A wonderful view, lots of information about Capetown, the surroundings and nature - just wonderful! We can only recommend everyone to book the tour and to stand on top of Lion's Head just in time for sunrise! Thank you Fatima! - NV

Fatima was an amazing guide. I researched a lot before choosing and saw that she has the best reputation...she did not disappoint! The local knowledge, passion for the mountain and the stops to take note of the plants and wildlife that live there all made the hike super personal and interesting. She was supportive at the right times, very personable and it was nice to see her getting recognised by other hikers/trail runners. The coffee and homemade treats were excellent, making the experience even more magical at sunrise. - Jacqueline

Fatima was lovely!! She made sure she tells me about flora and fauna around. She was patient as I am not a regular hiker. Made no fuss. Clicked beautiful photographs, motivated me to do the stuff that I thought I couldn't do. Everyone needs a guide like her! You go girl!! - Aakanksha

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