Cape Town: Lion’s Head Sunrise or Sunset Hike

Cape Town: Lion’s Head Sunrise or Sunset Hike

From US$ 58.83 per person

Enjoy fantastic views of Cape Town on a hike to Lion's Head in the morning or evening.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy a spectacular view over the entire city of Cape Town
  • See the sparkling coastline along the Atlantic coast
  • Witness the beauty of the city in the early morning or dusk
Full description
Meet your guide at Signal Hill Road. Once there, decide whether or not you want to go up the route that includes a short, difficult scramble up a rocky area with the assistance of fixed chains and steel steps, or to take an alternative route. Bear in mind that the former option will require you to have a fairly good head for heights and at least a moderate level of physical fitness.  Afterwards, begin the hike and enjoy the well-earned views of the beautiful Mother City and its surroundings. At the summit, enjoy 360-degree views of Robben Island, The Twelve Apostles, and the sparkling coastline along the Atlantic seaboard. Once you've admired the beauty of the landscape and taken your pictures, be escorted back to the meeting point where the tour ends.
  • Guided sunrise or sunset hike to Lion's Head
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with vertigo
  • People with respiratory issues
  • Visually impaired people
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 10 years
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing-impaired people
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Paved area at Vida e Caffe caravan on Signal Hill Road, Cape Town

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • All hikers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians
  • You must have the reasonable physical strength for any of the moderate or difficult routes as these include moving on ladders, along chains fixed to the rock, and sometimes up the very steep or vertical rock using ladders, chains and steel steps fixed to the rock
  • Please bear in mind that inability to reach the summit due to fitness issues will not entitle customers to any refunds
  • Please bring a South African identity document or passport, a daypack, a light windproof jacket, 2 litres of water (no glass containers), snacks, cell phone and camera, sunblock and lip balm
  • Suitable clothing would be loose-fitting trousers, (preferably no jeans, skirts or dresses), a hat or a cap, hiking boots or running shoes (no flip-flops, Crocs, sandals, high-heels), sunglasses, and a long-sleeved shirt for sun protection
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

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The hike was amazing and the scenery was phenomenal. Binny, our guide, was amazing and extremely friendly.

November 10, 2020

April 5, 2021

Product ID: 371635