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

Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunset Hike

Product ID: 77575
Join a great walk for families, couples, or groups who would like to view the Cape from high above.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pickup is available from your accommodation within Cape Town City Bowl/CBD area or the immediate surrounds.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take in spectacular panoramic views
  • Enjoy a great walk for families
  • View the incredible Cape sunsets from the top
Full description
This is a wonderful hike for families, as well as for couples, as the sunset is incredibly romantic from the top of Lions Head. View the Cape from 670 meters with panoramic views of the city, Table Mountain, Robben Island, and the beaches below including Camps Bay and Sea Point. 

There are two paths that can be taken to the summit: the adventurous path using the staples and chains, or the easier route that avoids them.

This hike is very popular all year round especially when the moon is full. Hike down almost with no extra torchlight, the moon can be so bright. If the moon isn't full when you tour, grab a head torch and wind breaker and head off.

You are able to do a sunrise hike to the top, a day hike or even a sunset hike, according to your preference.
  • Your qualified experienced guide
  • Snacks and water on the hike
  • All transport to and from your accommodation within Cape Town City Bowl and the immediate surroundings

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Hikes can be customized based on the level of fitness and age of participants to make sure safety is the top priority
• Please keep in mind that the starting times are indicative as they depend on sunset throughout the year
• The tour operator will get in touch in case specific arrangements need to be made
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Our guide Cliff was great! He was friendly, easy going and extremely knowledgeable, informing us about the history of South Africa and the local flora and fauna during our hike. My friend is more of a hiker than me and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do it, but Cliff was encouraging and made me feel confident the whole way. He was helpful in taking pictures for us, and even came prepared with snacks and water. It was an incredible experience and one I’d absolutely recommend. I would say be prepared for some climbing, especially towards the top, so comfortable shoes that grip well would be ideal.

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May 17, 2019

Excellent experience with our guide Cliff. You get more than just a hike. The view along the hike up is amazing and the view on the summit is spectacular. (You just have to experience the feel for yourself). His knowledge and encouragement was very interesting experience. Explanation of the landscape and flora. We had 2 other in the group and the pace was great. Thanks for guiding us. We are so pleased that we booked the hike with OTC Adventures ❤️

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May 13, 2019

Great guide and great view

Beautiful tour with great views. Guide was great. Small hint: one should briefly point out in the description that it is a little more than a normal hike and should be a little sporty and must have good shoes.

June 4, 2019

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OTC Adventures

Product ID: 77575