Our beloved mountain was closed for maintenance. Luckily it’s scheduled for reopening soon, on the 1st of March 2019. A fire broke out end of January, ravishing the vegetation and affecting the plans by SANparks (South African National Parks) to upgrade the existing trails. Read more here.

The Cape Town icon has featured on the Secret Cape Town’s Instagram account numerous times. We don’t have to explain why, it’s quite epic. Below our top pictures of Lion’s Head.

For the ultimate experience of Lion’s Head, we recommend that you take a guided hike up the mountain. The professional hiking guide will be able to ensure your safety on the mountain, plus provide you with interesting information about the fauna and flora.

Did you know that approximately 200 000 people hike Lion’s Head every year? It is rated as an A to A+ hike, making it one of the easiest hikes in the city. Read our post Alternative Hikes To Do In Cape Town While Lion’s Head Is Closed.

Once a month the mountain is ascended by hiking enthusiasts to watch the full moon rise. Read our post What You Need to Know About Hiking Up Lion’s Head For the Full Moon to arrive prepared with your fellow Lion’s Head lovers.

Although Lion’s Head seems like an easy hike, because it’s so accessible to city dwellers, you should not underestimate the mountain. People have died attempting to hike it. Cape Town weather has the knack of changing at the drop of a hat. Be prepared for anything! Read our post What Is the Best Time to Visit Cape Town

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