Lion's Head, Cape Town Central

4.9
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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  • One of the top climbs in Cape Town is The Ryanhead, which has a great view of Table Mountain and spectacular scenery. If you like hiking, it's a good idea to visit.
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  • The trail is not heavy, only the end to the top that is more punk, but quite possible, the place has a view and an incredible energy. Come on, it's worth it. Don't forget to bring water and a photographic machine, there's nothing up there.
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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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