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Lion's Head

The best 'bang for your buck' hike in Cape Town!
Nestled between the iconic Table Mountain and the sprawling cityscape of Cape Town, Lions Head stands as a majestic sentinel, inviting adventurers to scale its heights. This exhilarating hike is a must for nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike. Join us as we guide you through the awe-inspiring journey up Lions Head, where panoramic views, diverse flora, and a sense of accomplishment await.

Lion's Head offers a diverse trail that caters to varying fitness levels, making it an accessible yet rewarding experience. The circular route, approximately 5.5 kilometers long, showcases the unique blend of coastal and mountainous landscapes. The trail includes rocky outcrops, indigenous vegetation, and occasional scrambles that add an element of excitement to the journey. 



  • 360-Degree Views: The summit rewards hikers with unparalleled 360-degree views of Cape Town, the Atlantic Ocean, and the surrounding mountains. The panoramic scenes are especially breathtaking during sunrise and sunset.

  • Chains and Ladders: For those seeking an extra thrill, Lions Head features sections with chains and ladders. These elements add an adventurous twist, allowing hikers to ascend steeper sections with confidence.

  • Flora and Fauna: Throughout the hike, hikers are treated to the beauty of Cape Town's unique flora and fauna. Fynbos, indigenous plants, and occasional sightings of dassies (rock hyraxes) provide a captivating natural experience.

  • Sunset Ritual: Many hikers choose to reach the summit in time for sunset, where they can partake in the Lions Head sunset ritual. This involves a short climb up to the highest point, where hikers soak in the breathtaking views while sharing stories and creating lasting memories.

Practical Information:

•    Duration: The hike typically takes around 1.5 to 2 hours to ascend, with additional time for enjoying the summit and 1 hour to descend.
•    Fitness Level: While suitable for most fitness levels, a moderate level of fitness is recommended due to occasional steep sections and rocky terrain.
•    What to Bring: We recommend wearing sturdy hiking boots, comfortable clothing suitable for layering in all conditions, sunscreen, a hat, plenty of water, snacks, and a camera to capture the breathtaking scenery.
•    Safety: Our experienced guides prioritise safety at all times, providing assistance, encouragement, and essential first aid if needed.



1 person - R2 000

2 persons - R2 600

3 persons - R3 750

4 persons - R4 800

5-8 persons - R1 000 per person

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