Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike from Cape Town | La Vacanza Travel

Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike from Cape Town

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town
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  • 3 hours
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

We will be hiking up Lions Head, Cape Town's most Instragram'able hike. We plan to either catch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean or sunrise from the Hottentots Holland mountains. We enjoy some amazing photo opportunities before our descent. During a sunset hike, we descend in the dark using our flashlights (provided). During a sunrise hike, we may hike the first part in the dark using our flashlights (provided).

While the hike is regarded as easier than Table Mountain, it still involves steep rocky and narrow terrain at certain points from about half up way and a section where the use of steel handles and chains need to be used to get up 2 pitches of about 3 meters each (only up and not down). Quite adventurous indeed.

This hike has been an age old tradition for locals especially during the full moon and on clear/windless nights/mornings where the lights of the city below dazzle and the moon and stars show off its beauty in the night sky.

Itinerary

We will be hiking up Lions Head, Cape Town's most Instragram'able hike. We plan to either catch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean or sunrise from the Hottentots Holland mountains. We enjoy some amazing photo opportunities before our descent. During a sunset hike, we descend in the dark using our flashlights (provided). During a sunrise hike, we may hike the first part in the dark using our flashlights (provided).

This hike has been an age old tradition for locals especially during the full moon and on clear/windless nights/mornings where the lights of the city below dazzle and the moon and stars show off its beauty in the night sky.

Stop At:

• Lion's Head, Signal Hill Road, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
• Table Mountain National Park 8001 South Africa
• Lion's Head, Signal Hill Road, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
• Cape Town Central, Cape Town Central, Western Cape
• Signal Hill, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
• Camp's Bay Beach, Camps Bay 8005 South Africa
• Clifton Beaches, Victoria Road Parking: what3words ///holders.dives.gnawing, Cape Town Central South Africa

Inclusions
  • Fruit
  • Snacks
  • Headlamps/flashlights

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Bottled water
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wear a descent pair of walking/hiking shoes
  • You need to have a basic level of fitness
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not recommended for participants with heart or other serious medical conditions
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
Departure Point

Lion's Head HikingTrail, Signal Hill Rd, Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Traveler pickup is offered
Please send exact pick-up address after booking.


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours


User's Reviews

Chloe_M

20 Apr, 2024

Highly recommend, we had the best time with Kurt, who was so friendly, informative, professional and an excellent photographer! Everything was timed to perfection, with the views before, during and after sunset all incredible, with some excellent stargazing too!

sophiasG8079PI

20 Apr, 2024

Epic hike with Kurt who made sure everyone in the group was having comfortable. He shared some valuable insights into life in SA and also took great photos for everyone

39justl

18 Apr, 2024

We did the sunset hike to the Lion’s Head. It was a great way to see the many different areas of Cape Town from a high vantage point. The views were stunning! Kurt was an exceptional guide, told us a lot about Cape Town, the hiking trail. It was quite windy on that day and he took care of all of us, made sure we were safe. He also offered me a jacket, which was so sweet and caring! He timed the hike well to ensure the best sunset views, he took us to a perfect quiet spot to enjoy it, with a cup of hot tea which he thoughtfully brought with him for the hike. He was a great photographer too! The other people on the hike were really nice too. This hike is suitable for people with an average fitness level. Thanks for the great memories Kurt! Highly recommended hike and guide!

theothersiideofme

18 Apr, 2024

An amazing hike with people from different countries around the world, featuring stunning views from the top of the mountain. I would like to give a special thanks to our guide, Kurt, who accommodated the needs and requests of each of us, took care of us, and watched over us throughout the hike. He also tried to take pictures of us during the process whenever he had the chance, and I think that's a great contribution to our memories of the trip to South Africa! Definitely a must do while in Cape Town 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

ntjahj

18 Apr, 2024

Kurt is a really wonderful and energetic guide who takes care that you safely hike up and down! I did the Lion’s Head Sunset and it was stunning. Kurt was quick to analyse people’s skills to set a comfortable pace for everybody. He is thoughtful on keeping the group together, including breaks and giving photo opportunities. Shy solo travellers, this is a great tour for you, Kurt is always on the look for a great view and kindly offers to take pictures of and for you. You know you’re in great hands when the hike regulars greet Kurt with much enthusiasm when they pass by. Check it out!

User's Picture Gallery

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A must do in Cape Town

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Sunset hike

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Stunning

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Incredible hike with Kurt

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Best way to do Lions Head Sunset

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Exhilarating climb !

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Excellent way to appreciate Cape Town!

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Amazing experience! 10/10 recommend!

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A Captivating Cape Town Hiking Experience

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Impetus guide up Lion’s Head

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Great guide and stunning views!

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Made it look easy 😊

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Amazing experience

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Breathtaking views!

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Great experience, would recommend

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5*

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Amazing, amazing, amazing!

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Sunset delight at Lion's head

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Must do

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What a way to start the day

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lion head hike

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Great tour!

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challenging hike - epic view

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AMAZING experience!

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