Lion's Head (Afrikaans: Leeukop) is a mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, between Table Mountain and Signal Hill. Lion's Head peaks at 669 metres (2,195 ft) above sea level. The peak forms part of a dramatic backdrop to the city of Cape Town and is part of the Table Mountain National Park.
Great hike, not too tough, but if you looking for a good workout you can pick up the pace and get the blood pumping. Stunning vantage point to view Cape Town, Table Mountain and many other neighbouring areas. If you're taking your dog just know there will be necessary to pick them up at some stage, but very doable, doggies love the hike just like us and there is enough space at the summit for them to run around. All and all a great trip to make, don't miss it!
What the what!!!!! You have to visit. Take a lot of water. Hike is not easy but it's a must do! Its totally worth the. If you don't go you will regret it. There are some chains to hold, ladders to climb. Uphill is hard but downhill should be taken a little slowly for your own safety!!! AGAIN - If you don't go - you'll regret it! Here are some photos...
Amazing view and relatively do-able hike for whole family. We took my father-in-law up there and reached the summit in approximately 1 hour 40 min with slower pace and rest stops along the way. What an awesome experience watching the sun set and the full moon rise shortly after! And it wasn't difficult to come down in the dark. Just bring a headlamp and warm jacket.
Beautiful hiking trail, and 360 degree views of Camps Bay, Cape town, table mountain, and the Atlantic Ocean. You will see plenty of people on the trail, but it is not overcrowded. Easy to follow, and nothing an average hiker cannot do. Views are incredible at all levels, but especially at the top. Access road is easy to find and puts you right onto the trail.
It is not an easy hike so be prepared to climb on chains and make a significant elevation change (about 600m), make sure you come prepared with good shoes, water, and a friend. If you are going to see the sunrise or sunset bring a portable flashlight that is more than just your cell phone. The trail is marked and there is more than one way up and down! At the starting point take a picture of the map and write down any emergency contact numbers just in case! Stay safe, happy hiking and enjoy the view!