Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise or Sunset Hike

Activity provider: Atlantic Outlook

Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise or Sunset Hike

Activity provider: Atlantic Outlook

From US$ 55.52 per person


Enjoy panoramic views of Cape Town and the surrounding beaches and mountains on the circular route up Lion's Head. Soak up a beautiful sunrise or sunset on the mountain before hiking back down under the safe guidance of a local guide.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy unique views of Cape Town around every corner as you climb via the circular route
  • Opt for the steeper climb up the "staples and chains" or take the longer easier route via the ridge
  • Enjoy coffee and snacks on the mountain while enjoying the incredible scenery
Full description
Meet your guide at the Lion's Head Hike - Starting Point. There is parking along Signal Hill Road if you arriving by car. Embark on the route to the summit, climbing 400 meters along the steep and rocky path. Keeping a slow and steady pace, take time to enjoy the views and photo opportunities en route. Enjoy views of the city and the Atlantic Ocean at the summit with snacks and coffee provided before heading back down the mountain to the meeting point.
  • Safety and First Aid equipment
  • Snacks
  • Coffee
  • Guide
  • Transport to and from the meeting point
  • Water
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with vertigo
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

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Meeting point

Meet at the Start of Lion's Head Hiking trail, next to the Vida e Cafe van. Address: 5 Signal Hill Rd, Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Daypack
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 121 reviews

Review summary

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The sunrise hike with Fatima as our guide was wonderful. We had a mixed group of hikers with different abilities and she made sure those that needed to take the longer way around were accompanied but instructed the rest how to climb up the staples and chains. We met at a neutral spot at the middle (and those they could make it) made our way to the top. She took photos for us and even had homemade snacks and coffee for us on the way down as we sat and took in the views. She was full of knowledge and super friends. The views were amazing and I would not have wanted to start the hike in the dark without her as it was pretty hard to see in the beginning. She had an extra head lamp for us which was a life saver as I did not think to bring a flashlight. Def a great experience!!

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April 2, 2023

Irene was our guide for the sunrise Lions Head hiking tour and she was brilliant from start to finish! She was so welcoming, knowledgeable about the wildlife and city whilst we hiked and really encouraging when there were steeper/ challenging climbs towards the top. I would highly recommend having Irene as your guide for this trip if you end up booking!

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April 2, 2023

Fatima was the most incredible guide we could have asked for! The knowledge of the mountain, the plants, the animals, the actual trek itself was amazing. She got the most amazing photos and video for ourselves which we will treasure forever! I highly recommend requesting her as your guide - truley the best!

April 2, 2023

Product ID: 304538