Lion's Head

Duration +/- 3 hours

Cost: R1600pp (1 person)

            R850pp (2 people)

            R700pp (group)

            R380pp (children under 12y)   

            Free (children under 5y)


Included: Experienced and qualified mountain guide in English, Italian and/or German language.

A cup of tea or coffee and charcuterie.

Excluded: hiking gears

Transport: pick up can be arranged

Meeting Point: Signal Hill Rd, Cape Town

Start Time: 8am in winter (Apr-Sep)

                         7am in summer (Oct-Mar)


Lunch: lunch pack (on request R130)


Difficulty: moderate


What to expect: a qualified guide will assist on the route and lead you on top of the mountain to ensure you will get the best experience and knowledge of South Africa’s history, nature and culture.


the path begins gradually and the route becomes more challenging when you reach the stairs. It is possible to undertake a simpler and slightly longer route for those who do not like to climb vertical walls, albeit facilitated by bolts. On a clear day, Robben Island can be seen in the distance. Along the way you can admire the 12 Apostles, on the western part of Table Mountain. Once you reach the top of the mountain, with an elevation of 667 m above sea level, you have a wonderful 360 degree view of Cape Town, from the Atlantic Ocean to the southern suburb, with Clifton and Camps Bay. 

What to wear:

  • Comfortable footwear (hiking boots or running shoes)

  • The weather is unpredictable in the mountain so please bring a raincoat and wear layers of clothes so you can take off and on.

  • Walking poles can be useful to not put strength on knees and ankles (optional)

  • Water (at least 2 litres if it is a hot day even more, a cup every 60 minutes)

  • Sunblock, daypack, camera and hat in summer

  • Long pants, beanie and gloves in winter

Rules to follow on route:

  • Do not litter

  • Do not be too noisy

  • Do not pick up flowers

  • Do not trample vegetation

  • Do not interfere with the wildlife

  • Do not light fires

  • Do not play music

  • Always be prepared for bad weather

  • Never split up from the group

  • Have your cell phone fully charged