Lion's Head, Cape Town Central

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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  • This is a really iconic symbol of Cape Town and is very prominent and attractive. You can see it from Cape Town city, the waterfront, Table Mountain and Signal Hill.  more »
  • Let me start out by saying calling this a “hike” is misleading 😂. Be prepared to pull, grab, climb and perform balancing acts. Also, contrary to many reviews, the beginning is no “easy”. I...  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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