Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise Hike

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29 reviews

Activity provider: OTC Adventures

Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise Hike

Activity provider: OTC Adventures

From US$ 68.47 per person

Watch the sunrise over Cape Town on an early morning hike that is great for families and couples.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodation within Cape Town CBD and immediate surroundings.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Hike to the top of the Lion's Head mountain
  • Get stunning views of Cape Town
  • Watch the sunrise upon arrival at the summit
Full description

Take part in a wonderful hike for families and couples and see Cape Town from 670 meters above sea level. Gaze in awe at the breathtaking landscape, and identify icons such as the adjacent Table Mountain and Robben Island out at sea. Look down on glorious beaches, including Camps Bay and Sea Point. 

Lion’s Head is a free-standing peak located next to Table Mountain and offers 360-degree views. You are able to do a sunrise hike to the top, a day hike, or even a sunset hike, according to your preference.

Brave an adventurous path using staples and chains or choose an easier route to avoid them. Whichever option you and your party feel most comfortable with, breathtaking panoramas are guaranteed.

  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Qualified guide
  • Water and a snack

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Jacket
    • Daypack

    Know before you go

    • Safety is always the top priority
    • Keep in mind that the starting time is indicative as it depends on the time of the sunrise throughout the year. The local operator will get in touch in case specific arrangements need to be made
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 29 reviews

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    Such an amazing experience! I am so glad we did this. My husband and I are maybe 6/10 fitness, slightly better than average I’d say and I’m afraid of heights, so I was nervous. But, we were lucky and got Lynette as our guide, the owner (though I think she takes care in finding good guides). She helped encourage us along the way and I’m not sure I would’ve done the end part without her. Amazing views! 360 all the way around and you get the city lights before sunrise then sunrise and even better views all the way down! One of the best hikes we have ever done!

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    October 21, 2022

    We had a great time hiking lion's head with our tour guide. He made sure we started early enough that we were at the top with plenty of time to see the sunrise, which was breathtaking. He was really fun and easy to talk to and put us at ease. He also took some photos of us at the top! One concern was that we were not able to be picked up from our hotel in Woodstock because it was out of range - so we had to pay extra for a taxi to pick us up, but then when we arrived, our guide said it would have been no problem for him to have picked us up, and it would have been nice to avoid paying for an extra cab since we already had paid for the tour. We would recommend this hike to anyone traveling to Cape Town. In regards to how difficult the hike was, I was nervous it would be very challenging, but overall found it to be not too challenging - we were up and down in 3 hours, and spent maybe 30 minutes at the top looking at the views.

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    December 22, 2019

    Perfect memories

    We has a great time with our guide, Nick, who not only showed us beautiful viewpoints but also pointed out the various species of flora on Lions head. We had a misty morning but Nick never failed to make the hike equally enjoyable. Thanks for all the joy and laughter!

    October 14, 2019

    Product ID: 166923