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A combination of rough terrain with occasional scramble.

Lion’s Head sunrise hike has a steep screw top route circling the mountain and takes approximately two hours to complete. You’re getting views in all directions from the vista of the Atlantic coastline to the magnificent Table Mountain Twelve Apostles. The trail is rocky in some sections, using your hands to scramble over rocks maybe necessary. Rising up 669 meters, Lion’s Head summit has a 360-degree view, with Table Mountain as its backdrop. Lion’s Head is situated in one of the smallest floral kingdoms in the world.

Our first 30 minutes hike require the use of our headlamps, you will see Cape Town city light luckily this part of the trail is easy to follow albeit being a steep gravel track. First twilight appears 30 minutes before “sunrise” by then we will have completed a full loop around Lion’s Head standing halfway to the summit where the path diverged. The last 20 to 30 minutes of the trail is along a steep ridge with rocky sections and ladders which require at time the use of your hands. As the sun light starts to peak over the horizon the light begins to change to an orange glow over Table Mountain. At 669m the summit of Lion’s Head reveals 360 degrees view of Cape Town, Table Mountain and the sparkling coastline. It is only now in full daylight that we are able to see the path that we have just ascended with impressive rock formation such as Cape granite, Table Mountain sandstone as well as on the lower slope of Lion’s Head unique indigenous Cape Fynbos. The descent back to the car park takes approximately 45mn. Start time vary based on Sunrise.

To make the most of your Lion’s Head Sunrise hike, bring comfortable hiking shoes, windbreakers and layers in case it gets chilly. Overall, the Lion’s Head Sunrise hike is an unforgettable experience that offers a unique perspective on Cape Town’s natural beauty. Book your hike today and discover the magic of Lion’s Head at sunrise, a sight above all that captures the essence and energy of Cape Town at dawn.

Lion’s Head sunrise hiking tour highlights.

  • Breath-taking 360-degree view
  • Lion’s Head summit – 669 meters
  • Unabated views of Camps Bay and Clifton at Sunrise

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Hike Lion’s Head Sunrise Morning CEH 5

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Check-in: 05:30 Check-out: 9:00
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  • star ratingExcellent Mtb tour with excellent guide! I recommend to anybody! Perfect way to discover Table Mountain and parts of Cape Town!

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    14 February 2023
  • star ratingIn the early morning Patrick took us to climb the beautiful Table Mountain. He anticipated on the needs of the group, took great pictures for free and did every… read more

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    9 February 2023
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    5 February 2023
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    2 February 2023
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    28 January 2023
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    27 January 2023
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    25 January 2023
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    18 January 2023
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    7 January 2023
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    24 December 2022
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