Hiking Lion’s Head

Lion’s Head stands tall over Cape Town, and has some of the most majestic views of the city and Table Mountain available. If you are keen for a short hike and a great photo opportunity on a stay in Cape Town, I would strongly recommend the hike.  If that is not enough to entice here are my photos from the hike, and a couple of pointers.

  • If you are hiking in the summer months, start your hike at 6am otherwise it will be too hot by the time you are approaching the top.
  • Take a small snack and your own water bottle there is no water on route.
  • The hike does require some short rock climbing sections, but there are good metal ladders and chains making it safe.
  • Take a camera – see below!
  • If you want to have company, the “Mountain Slayers” are a group that hike it once a week on Thursdays. For more information join them on the web at www.meetup.com/Mountain-Slayers-Hiking-Club-Cape-Town/
6am Start
6am Start
Sunrise over Table Mountain
Sunrise over Table Mountain
Sunrise over Cape Town
Sunrise Views over Cape Town
Sunrise Views over Cape Town
Resting at the Top of Lions Head
Resting at the Top of Lions Head
Views from the Top of Lions Head
Views from the Top of Lions Head

 

More Sunrise Views
More Sunrise Views
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Table Mountain Table Cloth
Walking Down
Walking Down
Looking up at Table Mountain
Looking up at Table Mountain