Cape Town audio tour: Lion's Head

About the Tour

Located in the heart of Cape Town, Lion's Head is one of the city's most popular hiking spots. The path to the top loops around the side of the mountain to offer visitors a panoramic view of the surrounding areas, taking in the city centre, Camps Bay and Clifton Beaches, and the popular suburb of Sea Point, not to mention great views of Table Mountain and the vast Atlantic Ocean. Taking about an hour up and an hour back down, the trail is easy enough for families and casual hikers to enjoy, but still taxing enough to be a small challenge. Your guide is a native Capetonian who is eager to show you his beautiful home town.

Tour Producer

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Adam Alexander

My name is Adam and I'm a Cape Town native and professional writer. Most of my days are spent in front of a computer screen with my headphones on and a cup of coffee at hand, but in my spare time I like to turn into a disembodied voice and share my tales with VoiceMap users who are eager to explore my beautiful home city.

Major Landmarks

Directions to Starting Point

Signal Hill Road will take you up to the slopes of Lion's Head. There's place to park on the side of the road and the beginning of the trail is well sign-posted and should be easy to find. You will most likely see other cars and hikers in the area. We'll start the walk at the bottom of the broad, dirt path by the entrance.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

The beacon at the top, for some incredible views!

Best time of day

This walk is best taken in clear weather. If you don't fancy a walk in the dark, make sure you leave with enough time to complete the route before the sun goes down.

Precautions

Be careful. People have been injured on this trail, so stay away from the edges and always watch where you're going. Bring a hat and sunscreen, as well as a jersey. It's best to take a backpack for your belongings so you can use your hands for climbing up the more tricky bits.

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