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

Cape Town: 3-Hour Lion's Head Sunset Hike

Product ID: 65166
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Enjoy Cape Town’s most popular hike on a climb to the summit of Lion’s Head. Arrive at the top in time to enjoy the sunset and 360-degree views. Take in the starry skies and the illuminated city of Cape Town on the way down.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Hike up Lion’s Head for a 360-degree panorama of Cape Town
  • Watch the sun setting and have the best light to take photos of Table Mountain
  • Walk down into the sunset and enjoy the city lights at twilight
  • Learn about the nature, history and culture of the area
Full description
Of all the hikes in Cape Town, the climb up Lion’s Head is definitely the most popular. Situated between Table Mountain and Signal Hill, the peak provides 360-degree views of the city, Table Bay and the Atlantic seacoast.

Taking in the sunset and the city lights from on high is a totally new way of enjoying Cape Town. You’ll make your way up to the peak on a spiral path. The ascent takes around an hour and there are gorgeous views all the way.

Your passionate and knowledgeable guide will point out iconic landmarks and tell you about the history of the city. You will learn about the geology, fauna and flora of this world heritage site. 

There are a number of ladders and chains that help you to the summit. If you are afraid of heights this may be daunting but if you are up for the challenge then your guide will help you all the way.

At the summit you’ll be able to look down on Table Mountain and the city of Cape Town and enjoy the light and fantastic photographic opportunity.

Walk back down as the sun sets and take in views of Table Mountain illuminated by a golden sky. If you’re lucky the moon might rise from the eastern mountains, further enhancing your views.

  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • People afraid of heights

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The start of the Lion's Head trail at 5 Signal Hill Road, Cape Town.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Flashlight
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Smoking
  • Drones
Know before you go
• Transportation can be arranged upon request. Please contact the local provider after the booking if you want to arrange a pick-up
• Starting time is approximate and depends on the sunset. You will be contacted after the booking with an exact time
• This hike is not suitable for children under the age of 10
• All hikes are at your own risk and are subject to weather conditions
• Bring a daypack, water, comfortable hiking boots or walking shoes (no flip-flops), sunscreen, a hat or cap and sunglasses, a warm top/wind and waterproof outer layers, a camera/smartphone, a headlamp or flashlight and binoculars (for birders)
• Transport can be arranged by request; please contact the local provider after booking if you want to arrange a pick-up
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 70 reviews
Review summary
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Wild Things Outdoor

Product ID: 65166