Adventure

Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise Hike

4.9 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: OTC Adventures

Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise Hike

Activity provider: OTC Adventures

From US$ 60.44 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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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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. 

Lion’s Head is a free-standing peak located next to Table Mountain and offers 360-degree views. You are able to do a sunrise hike to the top, a day hike, or even a sunset hike, according to your preference.

Brave an adventurous path using staples and chains or choose an easier route to avoid them. Whichever option you and your party feel most comfortable with, breathtaking panoramas are guaranteed.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Qualified guide
  • Water and a snack
    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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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Jacket
    • Daypack

    Know before you go

    • 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 24 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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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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    December 22, 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!

    October 14, 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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    January 2, 2019

    Product ID: 166923