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Half-day sunrise hike to Lion’s Head in Cape Town, South Africa 

Half-day sunrise hike to Lion’s Head in Cape Town, South Africa  | undefined

Head to the heights of the prominent Lion’s Head that overlook Cape Town during a half-day sunrise hike with fully-certified South Africa Outdoor Adventure Guides.

1/2 Day

Jun - Aug


All levels


* Conquer Cape Town's rocky heights of Lion's Head.

* Soak up the picturesque panoramic views from an idyllic vantage point.

* Take advantage of having a fully-qualified guide accompanying you on the hike.


The Lion’s Head mountain rises above the coastal Cape Town, forming a dramatic background to the city.

Capture the stunning coastal scenery of South Africa as the day breaks from the darkness of night.

Part of the larger Table Mountain National Park, Lion’s Head peaks at 669 meters above sea level. The protected area covers rugged mountains, coastline, and rare flora, such as fynbos, which is fully protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Named Lion’s Head during the 17th century, the shape of the rock is said to resemble a lion that is crouching.

Although not the highest mountain in the area, it does offer accessible and breathtaking panoramas of surrounding nature, the buzzing cityscape and the choppy waves of the vast Atlantic Ocean.

We’ll time our hike just right to reach the summit for sunrise, as the sun slips above the city bringing colour to the rugged and rocky landscape.

Watching sunrise unfold from this idyllic vantage point offers a unique and serene experience of seeing the city.

During the 3-hour hike we will have the choice of two paths, which we will choose depending on the level, age and experience of the group.

One route is more adventurous yet exposed with chains and staples, while the other route is easier and less technical. Which means that this hike can be ideal for families.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the stunning coastal city of Cape Town during a half-day sunrise hike to Lion’s Head.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

This is the price to join a group of a minimum of 2.

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