1. South Africa
  2. Western Cape
  3. Cape Town
  4. Lion's Head

Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise Hike

Product ID: 166923
Watch the sunrise over Cape Town on an early morning hike that is great for families and couples.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pickup from your accommodation within Cape Town CBD and immediate surroundings.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Hike to the top of the Lion's Head mountain
  • Get stunning views of Cape Town
  • Watch the sunrise upon arrival at the summit
Full description
Take part in a wonderful hike for families and couples and see Cape Town from 670 meters above sea level. Gaze in awe at the breathtaking landscape, and identify icons such as the adjacent Table Mountain and Robben Island out at sea. Look down on glorious beaches, including Camps Bay and Sea Point. 

Avail of 2 different hiking paths to reach the summit, determined by your guide based on your level of fitness. Brave the adventurous path using staples and chains, or choose an easier route to avoid them! Whichever path you and your party feel most comfortable with, breathtaking panoramas are guaranteed.

Rest at the top and watch the spectacular sunrise over Cape Town with a cup of hot coffee and some home-baked muffins.
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Qualified guide
  • Snacks and water on the hike

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Hikes can be customized based on the level of fitness and age of participants
• Safety is always the top priority
• Keep in mind that the starting time is indicative as it depends on the time of the sunrise throughout the year. The local operator will get in touch in case specific arrangements need to be made
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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We had a great time hiking lion's head with our tour guide. He made sure we started early enough that we were at the top with plenty of time to see the sunrise, which was breathtaking. He was really fun and easy to talk to and put us at ease. He also took some photos of us at the top! One concern was that we were not able to be picked up from our hotel in Woodstock because it was out of range - so we had to pay extra for a taxi to pick us up, but then when we arrived, our guide said it would have been no problem for him to have picked us up, and it would have been nice to avoid paying for an extra cab since we already had paid for the tour. We would recommend this hike to anyone traveling to Cape Town. In regards to how difficult the hike was, I was nervous it would be very challenging, but overall found it to be not too challenging - we were up and down in 3 hours, and spent maybe 30 minutes at the top looking at the views.

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December 22, 2019

Perfect memories

We has a great time with our guide, Nick, who not only showed us beautiful viewpoints but also pointed out the various species of flora on Lions head. We had a misty morning but Nick never failed to make the hike equally enjoyable. Thanks for all the joy and laughter!

October 14, 2019

February 19, 2020

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OTC Adventures

Product ID: 166923