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Signal Hill Road | Signal Hill Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

The hike up & down is relatively easy & you do not have to use the chains etc to get a spectacular view. Take water & a hat & you will not be disappointed. The paved path ways are clean & well taken care of.

Thank lulu008
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were lucky as the weather was really nice. The view from the top is beyond description. We visited during day time, But still enjoyed an impressive view!

Thank Miyuki0404
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lion’s Head is a relatively easy hike and takes about an hour to get to the top. There is a climbing section with ladders and grips, but there are alternative paths that are purely for walking. The views from the top are amazing - especially...More

Thank JessicaLillie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was awesome, the view at the top is amazing. We did the sunset hike watching the sun set was superb.

Thank LeratoN27
Reviewed 6 days ago

I hiked before sunset. It's not too hard of a hike if you are an avid hiker. The views are incredible. I'd like to go back and do it again at sunrise.

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arguably one of the best walks in the Cape Town vicinity, giving spectacular views of Cape Town, the city bowl, the harbour, Sea Point, Camps Bay and Twelve Apostles depending on which aspect you take in... many walking tracks, cycle tracks and places to take...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A sunrise hike to Lion's Head is a must do for anyone visiting Cape Town who loves the outdoors! Getting up early to complete the approximately one hour hike to the peak will reward you with a magnificent sunrise and panoramic 360 degree views of...More

Thank 22Hazel22
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the head and enjoyed the city views and watching the paragliders launch from the top. Easy to get to and worth the time.

Thank Russ C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't consider myself a hiker, but this was such an amazing hike and the view at the top is one for the books.

Thank RikaS326
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a short hike (45-50min) to get up the Lion's Head and spectacular views! Definitely worth going. Just dress appropriately as there is relatively few trees and a lot of exposure to sun.

Thank Michal J
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Sachin K
6 July 2018|
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Response from Hailey B | Reviewed this property |
Technically, no closing time. As mentioned above it is a mountain which you can hike at your own risk. If going at sunrise or sunset, remember it's dark before the sun comes up, as well as after it goes down. (Surprising I... More
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happytraveller8585
23 April 2018|
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Response from bneb0y | Reviewed this property |
We ordered an Uber and it was there in less than 5 minutes and half the price of a taxi
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ABHISHEK R
31 December 2017|
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Response from mepoettg | Reviewed this property |
There is a part where you need to climb a steel ladder and some steep parts the child probably needs help with, but we have seen little children hiking it as well with the help of their parents if they are brave and sporty... More
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