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

Cape Town: Lion’s Head Sunrise or Sunset Hike

Product ID: 371635
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Enjoy fantastic views of Cape Town on a hike to Lion's Head in the morning or evening.
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Duration: 3 hours
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  • Enjoy a spectacular view over the entire city of Cape Town
  • See the sparkling coastline along the Atlantic coast
  • Witness the beauty of the city in the early morning or dusk
Full description
Meet your guide at Signal Hill Road. Once there, decide whether or not you want to go up the route that includes a short, difficult scramble up a rocky area with the assistance of fixed chains and steel steps, or to take an alternative route. Bear in mind that the former option will require you to have a fairly good head for heights and at least a moderate level of physical fitness. 

Afterwards, begin the hike and enjoy the well-earned views of the beautiful Mother City and its surroundings. At the summit, enjoy 360-degree views of Robben Island, The Twelve Apostles, and the sparkling coastline along the Atlantic seaboard. Once you've admired the beauty of the landscape and taken your pictures, be escorted back to the meeting point where the tour ends.
  • Guided sunrise or sunset hike to Lion's Head
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with vertigo
  • People with respiratory issues

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Meeting point

Paved area at Vida e Caffe caravan on Signal Hill Road, Cape Town

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card for children
Know before you go
• All hikers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians
• You must have the reasonable physical strength for any of the moderate or difficult routes as these include moving on ladders, along chains fixed to the rock, and sometimes up the very steep or vertical rock using ladders, chains and steel steps fixed to the rock
• Please bear in mind that inability to reach the summit due to fitness issues will not entitle customers to any refunds
• Please bring a South African identity document or passport, a daypack, a light windproof jacket, 2 litres of water (no glass containers), snacks, cell phone and camera, sunblock and lip balm
• Suitable clothing would be loose-fitting trousers, (preferably no jeans, skirts or dresses), a hat or a cap, hiking boots or running shoes (no flip-flops, Crocs, sandals, high-heels), sunglasses, and a long-sleeved shirt for sun protection
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Table Mountain Hiking Guides

Product ID: 371635