Hike up Lion's Head

Overview

At 669m, this free-standing peak commands sensational and breathtaking views.

From the top take in the spectacular views of the City Bowl, Devil’s Peak, the famous front face of Table Mountain, the majestic Twelve Apostles, the Atlantic Seaboard from Camps Bay and Clifton to Sea Point and Green point, Table Bay and Robben Island.

This hike also serves as a great alternative for when Table Mountain is covered in cloud.

The route starts out from Signal Hill Road, and there’s enough parking right at the start. There are security guards that watch the cars.

Departure Times: 09:30 and 14:00 daily

The route starts up a gravel road and it curves and overlooks Camps Bay and you can see the green netting covered area where the paragliders set off from. The road then narrows into a path with stone steps.

This path curves right back around giving you an ever-changing view over Sea Point, Signal Hill and then the City Bowl. 

There’s a short ladder to climb and then a bit further on you’ll reach a series of handholds with chains to help you up. It’s a fairly easy climb. If you have a fear of heights you can follow a path to the right that skips this part.

From here it’s on to the summit, which requires a bit of scrambling to get to the top of the sandstone peak. Then reward yourself with the most stunning views from the top.

Difficulty level
Easy to moderate 
3 Star Rating
Route
Distance: about 2km one-way
Time: 1hr - 1hr 30 mins up
Rating: easy with some minor rock scrambling

Contour path and slight uphills with moderate rock climbing at times

The route starts out from Signal Hill Road, and there’s enough parking right at the start. There are security guards that watch the cars.
3 Star Rating
Notes
Free pick-up and drop-off in the city area

Please take your own snacks and water.

Dress comfortable in hiking gear and bring a warm top with you. It often gets cold on top of the mountain.
Prices Valid for...

20th Sep 2017   -   30th Sep 2019  

Group Size
Per Person
Single Supplement   
1
R700.00
R0.00   
2 - 40
R350.00
R0.00   

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