Length:

2 hours +

Where:

Cape Town

Description:

Lion’s Head is THE perfect walk for those who want to squeeze in a short hike whilst on vacation. The best thing about the Lion’s Head hike is obviously the view over Cape Town, Table Mountain, the Atlantic and Camps Bay. Although the walk can be a bit steep at times, there is nothing too hectic about this hike. Along the path you will find a series of chains and ladders to assist you as you scramble up a particularly steep section of rocky faces. When walking with very young children, take the alternative route that goes around the chain- section.

Lions Head is a very popular spot among hikers when it is full moon and not without reason as the views over Cape Town are simply fantastic. When you decide to walk when it is full moon, please do not forget a head-torch and warm clothing as it can be chilly up there – even on a balmy summer’s eve.

Things to know:

This is a weather dependent excursion
There are some steep stairs getting to the beach
Take a backpack with snacks for the summit

Approximate cost (excluding travel):

Free