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Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike

Cape Town

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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: 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: 6:00am in Feb, meet at 5:45am
Sunset: 5:00 pm in Feb, meet at 4:45pm
DURATION: 3 – 4 hour round trip.

Customer Reviews

Fatima was lovely!! She made sure she tells me about flora and fauna around. She was patient as I am not a regular hiker. Made no fuss. Clicked beautiful photographs, motivated me to do the stuff that I thought I couldn't do. Everyone needs a guide like her! You go girl!! - Aakanksha Tiwari

It was amazing and very recommendable. Our guide was super cool and informative. We had lots of fun although he was sick. - Hülya Sarac

It was an amazing hike and Kathy was an excellent guide! She was nice and was very experienced. It wasn't just a hike, it was a bucket list experience. Also a lot of credits to Lance, who made it possible for me to witness the sunrise on the top because he searched for a guide who was willing to start early in the morning. I totally recommend this experience! - Elke Bussels

It was the most amazing experience. My guide Lance was fantastic. Very friendly and encouraging, he helped me every step of the way. His knowledge of South Africa was outstanding and he shared some very interesting facts along the way. Would definitely recommend climbing Lions Head the views from the top were awesome! - Vanessa Dineen

We booked the combi ticket for lions head sunrise tour and the kayak tour. Both were just amazing. Super friendly staff and helpful all the time. Can definitely recommend it! - David Baumann

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