LION'S HEAD HIKE
A fabulous hike offering views of the city of Cape Town, Camps Bay and the stunning Twelve Apostles coastline.
Lions Head forms part of Table Mountain National Park and is a popular hiking trail. It affords the hiker 360 degree view of the city of Cape Town, Camps Bay and the stunning Twelve Apostles coastline. The start point is on the Signal Hill road. The clockwise route initially climbs up the jeep track and winds round the mountain. Higher up there are a series of ladders and staples to assist in scrambling over the rock pitches and a head of heights is needed here. For those who prefer something less demanding, there is the option to continue on the spiral path.
Whichever route you decide upon, the rewards at the top are well worth the effort and the views are spectacular. The hike can get busy, especially over weekends so don't forget your face mask and sanitizer - and you may have to wait your turn to use the ladders! For the more adventurous, sunrise and and full moon hikes are popular. Pack water, snacks, a warm top and charged cellphone with emergency numbers.
The hike will take approx 1.5 to 2.5 hours depending on your level of fitness and how long you spend at the top.