Lion’s Head

Lions Head hike Overview

Discover Cape Town on a 3-hour Lions Head hike, the Twelve Apostles viewing point, and the Robben Island over-looking place. Navigate the vast complex of the Lions Head trail, hiking paths, and chain with a guide, who will bring the ancient mountains to life. Skip all the entrance lines to explore trails such as the Spiral Route of the Lions Head hiking trail and the Lion’s Mane; step inside the caves of Lions Head hike to admire ‘The Table Top’ by picture taking’; and hear little-known tales about Lions Head Table Mountain. Choose from several departure times, from sunrise to Lions Head sunset hike experience, and upgrade to a small-group tour with four people or less.

See priceless views from the mountain with skip-the-line entry to the Lions Head hike and Chains route or Spiral route. Go on an exciting journey through centuries of mountaineering, admiring views from Table Mountain to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point.

  • Enjoy a skip-the-line Lions Head hike tour including the Twelve Apostles viewing point, Robben Island look up and the flat top summit viewing deck towards Table Mountain
  • See captivating sites like the Atlantic Ocean, Camps Bay, and Clifton 4th beaches
  • Hike Lion’s Head Cape Town to see Table Mountain The New Seven Wonder of Nature
  • Explore 669 meters above Cape Town on a fully guided hike up Lions Head and see where to start Lion’s Head hike.
  • Choose from four different times, from Lions Head sunset hike to sunrise and upgrade to a small-group tour (maximum 6)
  • Select your entrance to explore Lion Head mountain by a guide at your preferred time
  • Marvel at the sunrise or sunset views “Wonderful” in the best photoshoot locations
  • Get escorted above the Lion-shaped Mountain through the fastest track available and then enjoy at your own pace

What To Expect on a Lions Head Hike

Lion’s Head tours with skip-the-line access are sought-after, so even the fast-track lines are long via the Chains. Lions Head Cape Town experience includes admission through an impressive entrance, so there are no lines whatsoever. Follow your guide directly inside the mountain passes of hiking networks that is the Lion’s Head mountain.

About Lions Head Hike

· Duration 3 hours
· Printed or mobile voucher accepted
· Instant confirmation
· Live guide English
· Easy cancellation


Lion’s Head hike, Signal Hill Road, Cape Town, 8001


Please arrive by 15 minutes before the scheduled pickup or tour time.


Approximately 3 hours from the starting time of the hike.


Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots if available, hat, jacket, and sunscreen.


Professional instructor
Meals / drinks
1 hour of free time


Hiking equipment
Instructor gratuity


Booking and upgrade to tour

Lion’s Head tours with skip-the-line access are sought-after, so even the fast-track lines are long at times of the year. Lions Head Cape Town experience includes admission through an impressive entrance, so there are no lines whatsoever. Follow your guide directly inside of the Lion’s Head trail of private networks that are the guided tour booking experience.

Pickup and transportation to the foot of the mountain

Walkthrough the gates of the trail and start climbing Lions Head as you listen to tales of historically rich landmarks and sites in Cape Town. Gaze at the views such as the city center, Table Mountain, and yet fascinating Atlantic Ocean beaches, and admire the Twelve Apostles and Robben Island of the Cape seafront. Stop for photos in front of the sitting bench at the starting point of the Lion’s Head hiking trail.

Lion’s Head trail is walking.

Lion’s Head walks are a series of peak leading paths that highlight the Mother City talent herself. Pass through the Chains or the Spiral Route, and then step inside the walkway via the Lion’s Mane top the top — Lion’s back is a place of great heights and a highlight of any Lion’s Head trip. Stand beneath Table Mountain’s New Seven Wonder of Nature, which cloaks the views, and admires the beaches around Cape Town, his colorful tour that adorns a journey of a lifetime.

Summiting the Lion-shaped Mountain

After your Lion’s Head visit, continue to the top of the mountain. The symbolic stone of the Lion’s Head hike overlooking the beaches is waiting for Insta photos. Learn about its history of the Cape and see more Table Mountain views. One of them is Hout Bay, a place where they have the freshest fish markets in Cape Town (and possibly South Africa). Gaze at the road to Boulders Beach and Cape Point by looking towards the Atlantic Sea, and then say goodbye to your guide after heading down the mountain together.

Return to your hotel and/or accommodation

Keep in mind that Lion’s Head hike and the walking tour might be unavailable on weather-dependent days due to the rain or gale-force winds. As an alternative, you’ll be offered an extended itinerary within the Lion’s Head hike, which still includes the walking and informative tour and mountain guiding safety. If you want to make sure that Lion’s Head Pickup and Drop off are included in your Hike Cape Town tour, don’t select hotels outside of Cape Town as your travel date accommodation.






Lion Head – A place for perfect photos

Lion Head, the name of a mountain at the heart of Cape Town, is considered one of the best photo shooting locations in all of Africa! Because the mountain top at 669 meters above sea level provides expansive views of the city and beaches surrounding Cape Town. Find yourself taking part in a guided hike on top of this mountain in time for a golden sunrise or glowing sunset. With a guide to lead the way, we will take you on the Lion Head trail for some of the better hikes that require supervision. Lion Head is only one of the mountains in Cape Town; there are so many more.

Lions Head weather

The weather on Lions Head changes rapidly. There is no accurate site for Lions Head weather. Lions Head mountain experiences erratic weather patterns that may change at any point in time. What is more, the weather forecast may gauge how likely you are to experience certain conditions. For example, the weather patterns observed on Lions Head may shift rapidly from cloudy to sunny on any given day; sunny to rainy is less common but plausible. That means the shift in temperature means you may dress according to the worst conditions to forward plan your day.

What are the best seasons for Lion’s Head?

During any season, Lion’s Head attracts a fair amount of hikers from all over the world. The peak season for Lion’s Head mountain in Cape Town is the season of Summer. The summer has an increasing number of travelers coming to South Africa and, therefore, Cape Town. These travelers use the routes of Cape Town for hiking, such as Lion’s Head. At its peak, the path offers attractive views and significant crowds. To get the most out of this Lion’s Head hike, book a tour with us today to experience the off the beaten path trails which do not attract the crowds.

Where is Lion’s Head?

Lion’s Head mountain is at the center of Cape Town. With this in mind, keep these things under close watch because the traffic in Cape Town gets crazy at certain times of the year. Lion’s head, located centrally to Cape Town, is a hot spot for a tourist destination.

Lions Head Table Mountain

So which is it, Lions Head or Table Mountain?

A comparison between Lions Head Table Mountain

Lions Head is part of Table Mountain, that is why this comparison is short-sighted and needs reviewing. Explained better, Lions Head Table Mountain is a joint mountain between the two most well-known peaks that surround Cape Town. There is the Lion’s Head peak, and there is the Table Mountain peak. Both are components of Table Mountain National Park. So next time when someone asks you about Lions Head Table Mountain, tell them there is no such thing and that both mountains are part of the Table Mountain National Park.

Table Mountain

Would you like to see Cape Town’s most iconic mountain? Table Mountain, also known in the local language as Tafelberg (Table Mountain), symbolizes South African pride and joy for the country. This flat mountain is a large national park, spanning many hundreds of kilometers. The height of 1km above sea level makes Table Mountain a towering beauty. This mountaintop is best to do with a guide; our professional guide will help you hiking Table Mountain in record time for early morning, afternoon, or sunset. Want something special for Table Mountain? Catch us on a guided hike for the first sunrise and make it to the top of Table Mountain for snacks and drinks, waiting for you on the way down to the Cable Car. Table Mountain is an experience worth waiting for. If looking for a different type of scenery, take a hike – it’s rewarding.