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Lion's Head hike for Sunset

Cape Town Central, South Africa

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

The peak of Lion's Head reaches a mighty 2,194 feet (669 meters) above sea level—high above Cape Town and the rolling Atlantic Ocean waves. On this evening tour, hike to the summit of Lion's Head with your guide and enjoy uninterrupted views over landmarks including Clifton Beach and Robben Island. With round-trip travel from your central Cape Town hotel included, watch the sun sink on the horizon in beautiful Cape Town.
  • Hike to the summit of Lion’s Head with your guide
  • Watch sunset from one of Cape Town’s most scenic spots
  • Unrivalled views over Cape Town to the Atlantic Ocean shoreline
  • Hassle-free round-trip travel from your central Cape Town hotel

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Hot drinks
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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Opening hours

  • 2/1/2022 - 8/19/2023

Pickup details

Pickup from your hotel in Cape Town Central and Atlantic Seaboard.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code: Hiking / Walking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Operated by Big startups pty ltd

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


You should be in decent physical condition as you will be required to climb using chains and ladders and pulling yourself up with your hands.
The tour itself is one not to be missed and doing so at sunset will not let you down.
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Sunset hike up Lions Head
Priyanka_G, Dec 2021
I took a sunset hike up Lions Head to view the sunset from the mountain top. The sunset was mesmerising, terrain a bit challenging at times but the hike was worth the scramble. Sunset melted into the night on the way back and with a bit of moonlight and night lamp lighting the way, city lights to admire, cheerful hikers encouraging each other and expert guidance from my guide I would say that this was an evening well spent.
Amazing Views
Valerie_O, Sep 2019
This hike (climb) is challenging. The last half of the hike is actually a climb similar to rock climbing. You should be in decent physical condition as you will be required to climb using chains and ladders and pulling yourself up with your hands. The view at the top was spectacular. The descent was also challenging which was compounded by darkness after the sunset. Our tour guide’s assistant was amazing and made us feel safe throughout the hike.
Very Disappointing Tour Company
priyac2203, Sep 2019
They canceled my tour half an hour before it was supposed to start. I would never recommend or book with this tour company. I’m still waiting to hear back from them about a refund
This was a great way for me to get some...
Jochen S, Nov 2018
This was a great way for me to get some exercise after a long day of meetings. Nathan was friendly, picked me up on time and adjusted the speed of the hike to how fast I could go. I'd recommend walking shoes or even better boots, but that said we meet some people wearing flip-flops who appeared to make some progress. In any case the hike can easily be cut short because the more difficult bits are further up, and the views are fantastic everywhere.
Lion's Head Sunrise Hike…
Veronica_H, Sep 2018
I booked the Sunrise Lion’s Head Hike from Viator, before I arrived to Cape Town, South Africa. Nathan, the Hike guide, picked me up at the Hilton in Cape Town at 5:20 am.A couple from another Hotel was not ready, Nathan gave them the opportunity to dress and come with us by taking me to pick up a coffee. When we returned to their Hotel, they failed to be ready for the Sunrise Hike. Although Nathan was disappointed, I chose to believe that I would benefit from their absence.Lion’s Head Hike was challenging to me because I am learning not to fear heights. The strenuous climb does not bother me but looking down to see how high I am standing can rattle my nerves. Nathan assured me with a calmness and confidence, like a father telling his nervous child that he or she can do it.I grabbed large metal staples attached to boulders to lift myself up and climb on them like a step ladder, crawled or sat down to maneuver my body on difficult boulders. When we reached the summit, I was amazed with my willingness to follow his guidance even though I was scared. Thank you, Nathan, you are an excellent guide and motivator, I wish you success in your job/ business. I tipped Nathan well to make up for the loss of the other two guests.
I had a great time with my guide on...
Joké A, Sep 2018
I had a great time with my guide on this hike. He was extremely funny and kept the amusement up even when I was a little tired. The tour itself is one not to be missed and doing so at sunset will not let you down. The views are just breathtaking! I would highly recommend booking this tour!
It was great hike. The view from top...
Miguel B, Aug 2018
It was great hike. The view from top was amazing. Tour Guide was very kind, attentive and knowledgeable. We loved it and definitely we would do it again.

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