Guided tour

Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise Hike

4.9 / 5

17 reviews

Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise Hike

From £52.32 per person

Watch the sunrise over Cape Town on an early morning hike that is great for families and couples.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Hike to the top of the Lion's Head mountain
  • Get stunning views of Cape Town
  • Watch the sunrise upon arrival at the summit
Full description
Take part in a wonderful hike for families and couples and see Cape Town from 670 meters above sea level. Gaze in awe at the breathtaking landscape, and identify icons such as the adjacent Table Mountain and Robben Island out at sea. Look down on glorious beaches, including Camps Bay and Sea Point.  Avail of 2 different hiking paths to reach the summit, determined by your guide based on your level of fitness. Brave the adventurous path using staples and chains, or choose an easier route to avoid them! Whichever path you and your party feel most comfortable with, breathtaking panoramas are guaranteed. Rest at the top and watch the spectacular sunrise over Cape Town with a cup of hot coffee and some home-baked muffins.
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Qualified guide
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Water
  • Snacks

Know before you go

  • Hikes can be customized based on the level of fitness and age of participants
  • Safety is always the top priority
  • Keep in mind that the starting time is indicative as it depends on the time of the sunrise throughout the year. The local operator will get in touch in case specific arrangements need to be made
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 17 reviews

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We had a great time hiking lion's head with our tour guide. He made sure we started early enough that we were at the top with plenty of time to see the sunrise, which was breathtaking. He was really fun and easy to talk to and put us at ease. He also took some photos of us at the top! One concern was that we were not able to be picked up from our hotel in Woodstock because it was out of range - so we had to pay extra for a taxi to pick us up, but then when we arrived, our guide said it would have been no problem for him to have picked us up, and it would have been nice to avoid paying for an extra cab since we already had paid for the tour. We would recommend this hike to anyone traveling to Cape Town. In regards to how difficult the hike was, I was nervous it would be very challenging, but overall found it to be not too challenging - we were up and down in 3 hours, and spent maybe 30 minutes at the top looking at the views.

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22 December 2019

Perfect memories

We has a great time with our guide, Nick, who not only showed us beautiful viewpoints but also pointed out the various species of flora on Lions head. We had a misty morning but Nick never failed to make the hike equally enjoyable. Thanks for all the joy and laughter!

14 October 2019

We did the hike on Jan 2, 2018 leaving the car park at 530 am. Temperature was perfect and great views on the way up and at the top. Our guide Irene was very knowledgeable and great company. Tough enough climb with lots of scrambling. Hike will be closed shortly for repair work. Would recommend but be prepared with good shoes and lots of water.

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2 January 2019

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