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Lion's Head, Cape Town

Lion's Head - Cape Town, South Africa
Lion's Head
Signal Hill Road, Cape Town, South Africa 8001Map
+27 21 487 6800(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Northern Suburbs

The peak to the right of Table Mountain (as seen from the city) is known as Lion's Head. The path up to the 669-meter summit spirals its way through a fantastic diversity of indigenous fynbos including the beautiful Silver Tree. There are plenty of opportunities to catch your breath while admiring the great views. Towards the top there is a bit of a climb with a series of chains secured into the rocks to help you up the steepest sections. The final scramble is well rewarded with breath-taking panoramic views of Table Mountain, the city, the Atlantic coastline, Robben Island and the Twelve Apostles (a series of twelve peaks) stretching down the peninsula. This is a particularly popular hike on the eve of a full moon when small groups gather on the summit to watch the sunset and the moon rise.

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