Lion's Head, Cape Town Central

#2 of 125 in Nature in South Africa
Mountain · Nature / Park
Hike up to Lion's Head, a dramatic peak overlooking the city and offering panoramic views of Table Mountain National Park. The 669 m (2,195 ft) tall mountain lies next to the smaller, flat-topped Signal Hill, also known as Lion's Rump. You can reach the top on foot only on a relatively easy, scenic trek from Signal Hill. Although steep, the hike, suitable for children, doesn't present a challenge and will reward you with a picturesque picnic spot and viewpoint. Add Lion's Head and other attractions to your Cape Town trip itinerary using our Cape Town day trip planning tool.
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  • A difficult hiking trail, but the views are so worth the effort. The trail is well marked and maintained.  more »
  • Pathways very well maintained. Good signage. Best workout in a while. Wish I started climbing earlier in the day. Remember to take water with...  more »
  • First time hiking was a challenge but started getting use to it and concurred
  • Awesome hike, parking is difficult, all worth it.

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