Home > Destination > Cape Town > Lions Head Hike | Day hike

Lions Head Hike | Day hike

Lions Head Hike | Day hike

Lions head sits between Signal Hill and Table Mountain with its peak reaching 669 meters above sea level. It is a more relaxing hike with world class views. Lion’s head hike is suitable for all skill levels, with alternative routes to avoid all climbing.  This hike is perfect from anyone who has just arrived in Cape Town, as it gives a beautiful 360-degree view of Cape Town. Lion’s head hike is a great alternative to Table Mountain when it’s windy or cloudy on top of Table Mountain.

Trip date and time: 8 am to head sits, seven days a week

What to bring: Waterproof jackets, warm clothes, hiking shoes, hat, sunblock between and sunglasses.

Lion’s head is an instantaneously recognizable peak from anywhere in Cape Town. You don’t need to be super fit to hike this gem in Cape Town. We journey up the mountain which normally takes 90 minutes and then you will be able to rest above lions head with a full view of Cape Town and Table Mountain. Going on the sunset on lions head is something that cant be explained and only experienced. The Lions head view is truly an iconic one and must be seen by all that visit Cape Town.


Day 1

Transport arrives at your accommodation to take you to the hike.

Day 2
The journey begins after 15 minutes of arriving.

as you arrive your guide will then start off the journey and guide you up the path.

Day 3
Get to the top of Lions Head - 45 minutes after start of journey

it takes approximately 45 minutes to get to the top where you will be able to relax and have a few snacks while absorbing in the atmosphere and views.

Day 4

Depending on the time we leave will determine the amount of time we will e able to spend on Lion's head. There is no hurry unless you are on a tight schedule. Giving you the freedom to relax and enjoy the experience.

Day 5
Head back down - 1 hour

We will take it easy on the way down and enjoy each moment of it as the way down is just as precious as the way up as we come down with a different perspective.

Day 6
Drop off

The journey comes to an end as we get you home safely.

Whats included in Lions Head hike:

  • Your local professional tour guide.
  • Water bottle for each guest. Alocal provides reusable bottles to reduce plastic wastage.
  • Transport: Alocal will pick up and drop off wherever you desire
  • Snacks such as fruit, bars, biltong and peanuts. Please feel free to request anything specific.
  • Picnic blanket to sit on at the top of the lion’s head.
How long does it take to walk up Lion's Head?

Generally the walk takes about 90 minutes and there are a few chains and ladders that one might need to negotiate along the way, especially as one nears the steeper sections of the climb.

Why do they call it Lions head?

In the 17th century the peak was known as Leeuwen Kop (Lion's Head) by the Dutch, and Signal Hill was known as Leeuwen Staart (Lion's Tail), as the shape resembles a crouching lion or a sphinx.

How fit do i need to be to hike Lions head.

You do not need to be too fit but there are the ladder and chains which could be the only thing to take into consideration.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From ZARR850
Total R 850 ZAR

Trip Facts

  • 3 + Hours
  • Easy
  • 1-10