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Lion's Head

A prominent mountain peak overlooking Cape Town on the Western Cape with a distinct shape resembling the head of a lion.

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Getting up early on a Sunday morning isn’t everyone’s idea of the perfect weekend break, but I promise it is worth it. Lion’s Head is one of the quintessential hikes in Cape Town, and it’ll give you the best vista in town. Tie on some comfortable shoes and bring your camera. From the summit, you’ll get stunning views of the city bowl, the Twelve Apostles, Table Mountain and the ocean below. It’s not a particularly challenging hike, but it is a long one so bring along water, especially in the warmer months. Plan on spending around two to three hours hiking. 

theblondeabroad 3 years ago

This giant, unique outcrop offers 360-degree views of Table Mountain, the Atlantic Seaboard, Camps Bay, the City Bowl, and Robben Island. Lion’s Head, located next to Signal Hill, peaks at 669 metres above the sea level. The 2.6 mile Lion’s Head Trail loop is moderately rated, heavily trafficked, and guarantees to leave you speechless.   

leyre_paniagua 3 years ago

Lion’s Head is a dramatic peak situated between Table Mountain and Signal Hill with a view of the ocean — it’s perfect for a sunrise hike. But keep in mind, it’s almost all uphill so it’s anything but relaxing.

theblondeabroad 3 years ago

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