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Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike

Cape Town

Activity Description

Join our sunset Hike up Lion’s Head and make friends from around the world while soaking up Cape Town’s famous sunsets from the best vantage point possible! The hike up to the summit takes roughly 1.5 hours but passes many incredible viewpoints and the trail is very exciting in places! After enjoying the summit views and photo opportunities we will hike down to a quieter viewpoint to sip some hot tea/coffee and watch the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean. Once the sun sets we hike safely back down with head torches as the city lights start to glow beneath us.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenAll year round
Where"Lion's Head Hike - Starting Point" on Google Maps, URL below: https://goo.gl/maps/Uq5CzHuMcajhbq8C6 We meet next to the Vida e Caffe van opposite the parking lot
WeatherWeather dependent service
What to WearComfortable walking shoes/boots suitable for rough trails Comfortable Hiking Clothes
Things to BringBackpack, Jacket/Warm Top, Water/Juice (0.5 litres minimum), Snacks, if you wish, Any Personal Medication - Compulsory, Camera/Phone, Comfortable long pants recommended in winter or on windy days in summer, Waterproof Jacket may be compulsory if rain is predicted, Beanie/Buff or scarf recommended if cold temperatures are predicted.
Guests or SpectatorsOnly paying guest allowed


Minimum Age8 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Qualified Tour Guide
Head Torches
Emergency medical and safety equipment
Coffee/Tea and biscuits
Fruit to enjoy at our picnic spots

ExclusionsTransport to and from the meeting point (contact us if you require assistance with arranging a Taxi)


Participants must have a good fitness level and be able to walk for 3 hours
Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult
START: Sunrise: 5.30am Nov – Jan
Sunset: 5:00 pm Nov, 5.30pm Dec – Jan
DURATION: 3 – 4 hour round trip.

Customer Reviews

Had an amazing sunset hike up Lion's head with my guide Lance, who was absolutely fantastic. Would definitely recommend him and Atlantic outlook to anyone looking to have some fun in CPT! - Naomi Munene

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