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Cabeça de leão

Cabeça de leão

Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town

Informações Práticas

É possível caminhar até Lion's Head do centro, mas é mais acessível de táxi. Lembre-se de pegar o número do motorista ao subir se quiser evitar uma longa caminhada para casa.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Reaching the peak of Lion’s Head is a must for outdoor adventurers and photographers.
  • The hike up Lion’s Head includes steep sections with ladders that are not suitable for children or elderly.
  • Unlike the neighboring Table Mountain, there is no cable car to the top of Lion’s Head.
  • Lion’s Head is less crowded than Table Mountain and provides unmatched views of the famous rock formation across the city.
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How to Get There

The Lion’s Head trail head is about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from downtown Cape Town off of Signal Hill Road at the base of Forestry Road. If you don’t have a personal car you can reach the mountain by taxi, on foot (if you want to extend the hike), or on a guided tour that provides roundtrip transportation.

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When to Get There

Visit Lion’s Head on a clear day for panoramic views of the city and at sunset for the best photographs from the peak. To avoid the crowds but still see the city blanketed in golden light, make the hike at sunrise instead of sunset.

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Wildcard

Hiking up Lion’s Head The hike up Lion’s Head is strenuous and it takes about an hour for a fit hiker to walk from the base to the peak. The trail is well marked and includes sections with ladders and chains to aid in climbing up the steepest portions. If you choose to make the climb you will be rewarded with panoramic views from numerous overlooks along the way as you wind your way to the top.

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