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Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunset Hike69 Reviews
Experience the sunset from the top of Lion's Head. This is sure to be a rewarding hike with ever-changing views, as well as some fun and challenging rock pitches.
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- Enjoy a 360-degree view of Cape Town from the summit of Lion's Head
- Conquer one of the three iconic peaks that frame the city of Cape Town
- Marvel at the vivid colors as the sun sets to the west over the Atlantic Ocean
- Learn about area's fauna, flora, history and geology as you hike with a guide
- See the moon rising in the east after climbing to the summit of Lion's Head
DescriptionYour Lion's Head trail experience begins on a gravel track through spectacular groves of silver leaf trees. You will start off by following a path which reveals ever-changing views as it spirals around Lion's Head. Very soon the breathtaking vista of the Atlantic coastline and the magnificent apostles of Table Mountain will come into view. Soon the gravel track narrows to a path, from where you will pass the first paragliding launch pad. You will then continue along the stepped path with views over the very popular Camps Bay Beach and Clifton beaches. Following a further 30 minutes of hiking, you will come to a split keep on the upward-tending path. From here you will continue with views of Seapoint on your left, and following a further 10 minutes you will see the city of Cape Town sprawled beneath you and the front of Table Mountain rearing up high above. You will then continue steeply upwards to the first ladder, before traversing left along a shelf with a chain handrail. Next, you will continue with the path until you reach a fork, where you will have the choice to either veer left to circumnavigate two rock pitches, or to turn right and climb the rock pitches. If you are not into vertical rock steps simply continue left, from where you can carry on with the path past some huge stone pine trees to gain the crest of the southeast ridge. From here you will follow the obvious well-worn path via some scrambling and a ladder to the 669-meter summit.
IncludesRegistered hiking guide Headlamp Safety and first aid equipment
- This hiking tour is not recommended for people suffering health issues
- This tour is weather dependent