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⭐ Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike provided by The Cape Town Local

⭐ Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike

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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.
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You'll start at
7 Signal Hill Rd
7 Signal Hill Rd, Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001, South AfricaThe start location on google maps is called 'Lion's Head Hike - Starting Point' at 7 Signal Hill Road, Signal Hill. As you turn onto Signal Hill Road, the parking area is about 500m up the road. There is a red mobile coffee caravan opposite the trail head.
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    Lion's Head
    Stop: 3 hours -
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    Table Mountain
    Stop: 3 hours -
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You'll end at
7 Signal Hill Rd
7 Signal Hill Rd, Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001, South AfricaThe start location on google maps is called 'Lion's Head Hike - Starting Point' at 7 Signal Hill Road, Signal Hill. As you turn onto Signal Hill Road, the parking area is about 500m up the road. There is a red mobile coffee caravan opposite the trail head.
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Important Information
Departure Point
7 Signal Hill Rd, Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Duration
180–240 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Fruit
  • National Park fees
  • Snacks
  • Headlamps/flashlights
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Bottled water
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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mubeens715 wrote a review Mar 2020
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The most unforgettable experience! A real outdoor adventure in the middle of a city. A sunrise experience second to none and a sunset to die for. Thank you Tauriq for the informative tour, your knowledge of Cape Town really made this excursion a 6 star outing!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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wanderer33172020 wrote a review Mar 2020
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
What an amazing hike. Definitely not a walk in the park but so worth it. The second half of the hike is rocky and rugged with 2 steel ladders which we need to climb up and down.We also climb up a section with steel handles which can be slightly scary but not bad at all. The
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Meisam R wrote a review Mar 2020
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This was not an easy hike as it required scrambling on rocks, climbing small ladders and using chains to pull up. However we were rewarded with stunning views of the city and an amazing sunset. Tauriq was a great guide to hike with as he was full of knowledge telling us stories
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ann wrote a review Feb 2020
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Tauriq was brilliant, informative, pleasant and professional, checking that everyone was ok and enjoying themselves along the way. He timed the walk perfectly for the sunset, and provided some delicious home made snacks at the summit,(delicious cookies thank you Mrs Tauriq).
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Date of experience: February 2020
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sm19942017 wrote a review Feb 2020
Lyndhurst, United Kingdom2 contributions
Tauriq our guide was incredible, made us feel so comfortable and took time to explain everything and talk to us about the history of the area. You MUST do this hike, it’s a tough one but so so worth it
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: The Cape Town Local
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Hike up Table Mountain
I can not recommend this trek highly enough. I met Miles early in the morning and he immediately put me at ease, de
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569suzie
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Amazing Experience
Absolutely amazing! The views were breathtaking! Was a real adventure. Challenging but Tauriqs patience and experie
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Fiekz79
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Amazing!!!
This outdoor experience reminded me of what our amazing city has to offer. Definitely recommended and will most cer
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Luqham
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Great way to experience Table Mountain
Best way up Table Mountain ever! I've doen other routes but this is by far the best, good combination of hiking wit
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Iman0328
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Head above the clouds and most amazing views
This was the adventurous route up to the top of Table Mountain. Tauriq is an experienced and knowledgeable guide he
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Adnaan v
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Awesome hike
Tauriq Gamildien really lives up to his nickname (The Cape town Local). He has so much mountaineering experience as
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ChirvanPalmer
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Beautiful mountains
Firstly would like to say thank you to, The Cape Town Local (Tauriq Gamildien) for an amazing experience hiking up
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lukehames10
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Great way to experience Table Mountain
I joined the table mountain summit hike with Tauriq (the guide) and a bunch of my friends in September 2019. Tauriq
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fawwaazabrahams
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Table Mountain hike
WOW! This hike gave me the views from both the city as well as the seaside, showing off what Cape Town. The Guide e
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FadlSalie
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Great Experience
Great experience with a really knowledgeable guide. He had everything covered and made the hike great fun. Would h
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India Venster
it was nothing short of amazing, the knowledge shared and the care given to navigating this route. a route which de
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FahwaazC
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Excellent guide
The guide was excellent and professional,I will definitely book another guided hike with him again. Highly recommen
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lauragO9253HP
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The only way to hike Table Mountain
This is such a fun way to go up Table Mountain. It is challenging at times but off the beaten track so most of the
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Key Details
  • Duration: 180–240 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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