Guided tour

Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunset Hike

4.9 / 5

22 reviews

Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunset Hike

From US$ 68.52 per person

Join a great walk for families, couples, or groups who would like to view the Cape from high above.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Take in spectacular panoramic views
  • Enjoy a great walk for families
  • View the incredible Cape sunsets from the top
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This is a wonderful hike for families, as well as for couples, as the sunset is incredibly romantic from the top of Lions Head. View the Cape from 670 meters with panoramic views of the city, Table Mountain, Robben Island, and the beaches below including Camps Bay and Sea Point.  There are two paths that can be taken to the summit: the adventurous path using the staples and chains, or the easier route that avoids them. This hike is very popular all year round especially when the moon is full. Hike down almost with no extra torchlight, the moon can be so bright. If the moon isn't full when you tour, grab a head torch and wind breaker and head off. You are able to do a sunrise hike to the top, a day hike or even a sunset hike, according to your preference.
  • Your qualified experienced guide
  • Snacks and water on the hike
  • All transport to and from your accommodation within Cape Town City Bowl and the immediate surroundings
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • Hikes can be customized based on the level of fitness and age of participants to make sure safety is the top priority
    • Please keep in mind that the starting times are indicative as they depend on sunset throughout the year
    • The tour operator will get in touch in case specific arrangements need to be made
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    4.9 /5

    based on 22 reviews

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    Our guide Cliff was great! He was friendly, easy going and extremely knowledgeable, informing us about the history of South Africa and the local flora and fauna during our hike. My friend is more of a hiker than me and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do it, but Cliff was encouraging and made me feel confident the whole way. He was helpful in taking pictures for us, and even came prepared with snacks and water. It was an incredible experience and one I’d absolutely recommend. I would say be prepared for some climbing, especially towards the top, so comfortable shoes that grip well would be ideal.

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    May 17, 2019

    Excellent experience with our guide Cliff. You get more than just a hike. The view along the hike up is amazing and the view on the summit is spectacular. (You just have to experience the feel for yourself). His knowledge and encouragement was very interesting experience. Explanation of the landscape and flora. We had 2 other in the group and the pace was great. Thanks for guiding us. We are so pleased that we booked the hike with OTC Adventures ❤️

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    May 13, 2019

    Amazing experience!

    We had Cliff as our tour guide and he is very professional and knowledgeable about the local area, culture and history. We booked the sunrise hike, but unfortunately it was raining. He still came and was very flexible to change the time within the day as it was our last day in Cape Town. On the way back down the Lions Head, we decided to give paragliding a try and he helped us to organise it at the very last minute. Overall it was definitely a must do activity while in Cape Town and having a guide ensures the safety and getting the opportunity to learn more about the history, culture, food and experiences.

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    April 12, 2018

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