Lion's Head Signal Hill Trail Run

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Lion's Head Signal Hill Trail run

This trail run is easily accessible from the city it start at the base of Lion’s Head and goes in a figure of eight offering spectacular 360º views of the Atlantic seaboard, The West Coast, Table Bay, the city, Table Mountain and the bigger mountain ranges surrounding the Cape area. Signal Hill trail run is rewarding  without too much effort. 

Early historical ascent

Undoubtedly the indigenous Khoikhoi of the southern tip of Africa long before the Western settlers. An early legend has it that some of the first Portuguese navigators climbed Lion's Head and hacked two large cross-shaped fissures into a rock face near the summit. The marks can still be seen today..The first recorded ascent by a Western woman was in 1682, she climbed it with the company of Governor Simon Van Der Stel.

Getting Geared

Sturdy trail running shoes and breathable socks, natural fibres such as mohair or wool. For the legs a lightweight and quick drying tights or shorts. For the upper body inner layer, lightweight, quick-drying, breathable long or short sleeved. Second layer with thermal long-sleeved base layer for cold or wet conditions. Outer layer, lightweight, windproof, water resistant breathable, insulated jacket. For head wear, quick drying peak caps or buff. For eyewear, quality polarized lenses, which can adjust as light conditions change.

Yoga and Trail Running Cape Town

Yoga and running lie on opposite ends of the exercise spectrum but they actually combine strength and flexibility.

Strength and flexibility

If your body is off-balance it can often lead to repetitive strain injuries. Tight muscles tend to get tighter and compensating weak muscles weaker. Yoga can work specifically at balancing strength in the muscles that support and stabilize the skeleton system.

For some interesting info on Yoga and running click here


  • Views of Camps Bay & Clifton beaches
  • Views of the Table Mountain Twelve Apostles
  • Views of the Atlantic seaside suburbs
  • Views of Table Bay
  • Lion's Head & Signal Hill
trail run

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Cape Town

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  • Clear sky
  • Temperature: 21 °C
  • Wind: South, 27.8 km/h
  • Pressure: 1019 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 56 %
  • Visibility: 10 km
Reported on:
Sun, 03/29/2020 - 11:00
Tour Code: 
Running Trail
Hiking Tour
Run Duration: 
10.5 km
The route is mostly along well-trodden trails with wonderful views all around.
Run in the cool morning
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