LADIES! This one is just for you!
There are very few things that live up to the hype of a good ol’ fashioned girls night out – right ladies?
To ensure you have the absolute BEST time ever (us girls have to look out for each other), here are some of the top (and certainly the most fun & thrilling) things to do on a girls night out in Cape Town.
#Create your own shade of lipstick at Lipped
Did someone say lipstick workshop? Oh yeah we did! Finding the perfect shade of lipstick can be a real uphill battle. Going from one shop to the next, perpetually, and meticulously scouring the cosmetic aisles, creating endless lipstick swatches to the point where your forearm begins to look like some form of a deconstructed, yet incredibly beautiful, rainbow of sorts – all to find that perfect shade – you know what I’m talking about ladies!
I’m here to tell you that the struggle is officially over! How is that possible you ask? Its all thanks to Lipped!
Lipped gives you and your girls the incredibly exciting and wonderful opportunity to create your very own shade of lipstick that compliments you perfectly – How amazing is that? The excitement and creative process of being able to make something so special and unique, is not only the driving force behind Lipped, but a gift and pleasure to women everywhere.
What are you waiting for ladies (and gents of course)? Create a customizable lipstick and share the experience with friends, family, and your fellow girl gang!
Besides being the ultimate girl’s night or day out in Cape Town, Lipped’s array of Lipstick Workshops are ideal for kitchen tea’s, bachelorette parties or any other celebration or occasion.
**Lipped’s new Lipgloss Workshops are prefect for little ladies between the ages of 4-16 years old.
- Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape
- Contact details: [email protected]
- Website: Visit www.lipped.shop for more information & to plan & book your girl’s night Lipstick Workshop at Lipped
#Enjoy a Girls Night Out at the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema
The Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema in Cape Town is dedicated to restoring the true experience of cinema!
Enjoy the ultimate girls movie night with an epic Cape Town twist at the famously cool Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema.
Located right in the heart of Cape Town’s lively CBD, the iconic Pink Flamingo open-air Rooftop Cinema is part drive-in, part social event, and part adventure. Set in the legendary Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel – the only designer Rooftop Airstream Trailer Park in the world – The Pink Flamingo celebrates the silver screen in a silver setting – right beneath the night sky.
Showcasing an array of films, including all your beloved classics (yes ladies, that includes your favourite Rom-Coms), watching a movie under the Cape Town night sky and Mother City moonlight while surrounded by the Grand Daddy’s amazing gleaming vintage Airstream Trailers, is by far one of the top things to do on a girls night out in Cape Town. Not to mention one of the most unique and memorable too!
To add an extra special touch, be sure to order a delicious picnic basket to enjoy as you sit back, relax, and relish in every second of your open-air Rooftop Cinema experience. Or, if you’re keen for a bit of a girls night out adventure, why not spend the night in one of their magical themed designer Airstream trailers? Now that’s a bucket-list worthy experience you absolutely can not let slip through your fingers!
**Note: You can choose from three unique seating options: General Seating, the Love Seat, and the Couch. Each ticket includes a welcome drink, a bag of sweets and popcorn.
- Location: The Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel | 38 Long Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
- Contact details: 021 207 8888 | [email protected]
- Website: Click here to find out more about this incredible experience | To find out more information about The Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema at the Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel click here
#Have a great time at SurfaRosa Dive Bar
Ladies, its time to shake things up with a bit of cool Cape Town Dive Bar action. An edgy dive bar with subliminal punk and surf influences, SurfaRosa was named the 19th BEST dive bar in the world as rated by Big 7 Travel. It’s also the only bar of its kind in Cape Town – Undoubtedly making having a grand ol’ time with your girls at SurfaRosa one of the best things to do on a girls night out in Cape Town.
While this edgy neighbourhood bar might serve up a bit of grunt and street side edge with their drinks, SurfaRosa is everything you could ever want in a Dive Bar and more.
From cool rustic interiors, a lekker laid-back vibe, and quirky bar staff, to ice-cold beers on tap, viby music, and an all-for-one-and-one-for-all everyone is welcoming atmosphere, it’s no surprise this hip Mother City hangout is a real fan-favourite among locals and tourists alike.
Located on the cool East City Precinct Harrington Street, a visit to SurfaRosa is an absolute must if you’re looking to enjoy an amazing night out in the lively Mother City.
- Location: SurfaRosa | 61a Harrington Street, District Six, Cape Town
- Contact details: 021 461 2276 | [email protected]
- Website: Visit www.harringtonstreet.co.za for more information
#Go to the Boschendal Friday Night Market
Boschendal’s Weekly Friday Night Market is one of Cape Town’s most beloved and highly anticipated night markets. Not only is it a massive fan-favorite among the young and young at heart, but one of the absolute best ways to spend a wonderful evening under the Mother City night sky catching up with your girls and OF COURSE having tons of fun while you’re there!
You can expect everything from live music, fresh farm produce, and a variety of down-right delicious food stalls, to amazing artisanal stands filled with handmade local products and a vibrant local is lekker vibe.
Get the ladies together and enjoy every single magical moment under the stars every Friday evening at the not-to-be-missed Boschendal Night Market.
- Location: The Werf Area at Boschendal | R310 Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek
- When: Every Friday
- Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
- Cost: Entrance is free | Capacity may be limited
- Contact details: 021 870 4200 | 021 870 4223 | [email protected] | [email protected]
- Click here to visit the Boschendal website for more information
- **Note: The market is both kid-friendly / family-friendly and dog-friendly (all dogs should be kept on a leash)
- **Insider Tip: Head on over a little earlier and enjoy a stunning sunset soiree cocktail offering on the Werf deck | Available from 5pm
To find out more about the not-to-be-missed Boschendal Friday Night Market & any other awesome night markets happening in Cape Town check out our ‘Best Night Markets In Cape Town’ blog.
#Have fun at First Thursdays
Its First Thursday time! Going to Cape Town’s iconic ‘First Thursdays’ event is without a doubt one of the most exciting and fun things to do on a girls night out in Cape Town.
On the first Thursday of every month you are invited to explore the lively inner-city and its vast array of cool and captivating art galleries and cultural attractions. Its free, open to everyone, and there is no official tour, route, or guided walk. This means that whichever exhibitions, performances, and locations you would like to visit / attend (be sure to pick up a map at participating venues) is entirely up to YOU!
One of the many things that makes First Thursdays so fun and thrilling is the fact that everything (including the art galleries & cultural attractions) around the central city stays open until 9pm, and more often than not even later than that. This gives everyone the opportunity to explore Cape Town’s vibrant, diverse, and lively inner-city on foot and experience the wealth of art and culture the city has to offer.
An interesting fact that many may or may not be aware of is that the main emphasis and driving force behind Cape Town’s First Thursday events is walking the streets of Cape Town (in a combined unified effort to reclaim the city-centre streets) so as to change the concept and general perception people have of the CBD.
This epic Mother City movement takes place between Wale and Strand streets, including Cape Town’s buzzing hip-and-happening Loop, Long, and Bree Street.
In addition to Cape Town’s roughly 35 galleries (this number varies depending on which locations choose to stay open), plenty (or rather most) of the city’s local bars, restaurants, rooftop lounges, and hangout spots are open until late. Soak up the electric atmosphere and contagious vibe as several of the bars, restaurants, and lounges offer great drink specials and incredible live music events (among countless other things) to keep you entertained and loving life right throughout the night.
**Tip: It is a good idea to have some sort of plan before you go. Otherwise you might just find yourself wandering around aimlessly, not really knowing where to go or what to do.
**Extra Tip: If you can, it is highly recommended that you Uber into the city for First Thursdays. Parking is a real struggle, and you’ll end up having to leave your car blocks away.
- Location: Between Wale and Strand streets, Cape Town Central, City Bowl, Cape Town
- When: First Thursday of every month from around 6pm to 9pm
- Cost: FREE
- Contact details: [email protected]
- Website: www.first-thursdays.co.za
To find out more – check out our ‘Exploring First Thursdays in Cape Town’ blog.
#Girls Night Out @ Beefcakes
The infamous Beefcakes IS the ultimate Girls Night Out trifecta: Fabulous, entertaining (in more ways than one – you can use your imagination here), and oh so fun! Oh, and did we mention that Beefcakes does cabaret like no one else – and we dare you to tell us otherwise!
Whether you’re looking to host a bachelorette party, celebration, or special occasion or just keen for a REALLY good time, Beefcakes is your go to destination – hands down! Combining good food, a vast selection of incredible cocktails and drinks with beyond fabulous drag shows by their resident drag queens – Beefcakes is EVERYTHING you can imagine & so much more – in the very BEST way possible!
Go on! Treat yourself and your girls to an unforgettable night out in Cape Town as Beefcake’s hunky barmen tend to your every need. Best is, besides everything else of course, Beefcakes welcomes absolutely anyone and everyone that is looking to have a good time.
- Location: Beefcakes Cape Town | Sovereign Quay, 40 Somerset Road, Green Point, Cape Town
- Contact details: 021 425 9019 | [email protected]
- Website: www.beefcakes.co.za
- **Click here to stay up to date with any and all Beefcakes events and shows
#Play 3D Glow In The Dark Mini Golf @ Glowing Rooms SA
Get excited cause this is one epic experience you won’t soon forget!
Time to get loose, let your hair down, and let your inner-child run rampant and free – Because this not-so-conventual girls night out not only promises to be a whole lot of fun, but an experience you definitely won’t soon forget.
The luminous 3D course features 3D murals, plus UV and disco lights for a fun and thrilling 18 holes of 3D glow-in-the-dark mini golf.
This incredibly unique and beyond exciting experience includes playing with specially imported 3D glasses. You can also book out the event room for private functions.
By far the best thing about playing 3D glow-in-the-dark mini golf – besides the obvious of course – is the fact that it will be thoroughly enjoyed by EVERYONE!
Whether you’re young or young at heart, the best mini-golf player or the absolute worst – It promises to be an absolute blast!
- Location: Shop 16 – The Gallery, Corner Koeberg Road and Turf Club Drive, Milnerton, Cape Town | Entrance on ground floor next to FNB
- Opening hours: Monday: Closed |Tuesday – Friday: Closed (except for confirmed paid event room bookings of 10 or more OR minimum 20 confirmed paid players between 10am – 7pm) | Saturday: 10am – 8pm | Sunday: 10am – 4pm | Holidays: Open from Tuesday – Sunday – Be sure to check the website to confirm times
- Cost: R110 per player | Non-player Fee: R70 | Pensioner Fee: R70 | Pensioner Non-player Fee: R50
- Contact details: 021 551 2244 | [email protected]
- No booking required
- For exclusive usage of the entire premises contact [email protected]
- Click here to visit the Glowing Rooms website or to find out everything you need to know about this fun and thrilling experience
#Visit Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery
Known as the keeper of one of Cape Town’s best-kept wine tasting secrets, Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery is any head-over-heels wine lover’s dream wine escape. Offering wine enthusiasts one of the most unique and enthralling wine tasting experiences, it’s hard to resist a visit to this beautiful one-of-a-kind Western Cape wine gem.
Beyond merely enjoying a tasting of Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery’s array of exceptional wines, you get to do so in a destination that is truly unlike any other – your very own cave! How amazing is that?!
Klein Roosboom has reclaimed and lovingly restored their former wine storage facilities (‘caves’), creating one-of-a-kind wine tasting nooks ideal for a bucket-list worthy wine tasting experience!
- Location: Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery | Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville, Cape Town | Klein Roosboom lies in the foothills of the Durbanville wine region, just 25 km’s from Cape Town.
- Contact details: 0860 572 572 | [email protected]
- Website: www.kleinroosboom.co.za
#Have the Last Laugh with Comedy Night at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice
A fun girls night out in Cape Town doesn’t always have to include drinking cocktails and dancing the night away (although that’s definitely allowed too).
If you’re keen for a whole different experience, why not pay a visit to the famous Cape Town Protea Hotel Fire & Ice for one of their legendary Comedy Nights?
This famed venue for stand-up comedy features iconic laugh-out-LOUD performances by world-famous comedians and some of the biggest names in comedy, straight from the popular JHB Comedy Club Samoka. They take their comedy incredibly seriously, which is why their line-up regularly includes stars like Sifiso Nene, Tumi Morake, Ndumiso Lindi, Stuart Taylor, Loyiso Goya. It also means you’re in for quite a comedy treat!
Boasting a super prime and central inner-city location, a hip crowd of ‘lekker’ like-minded people, stylish décor and cool design elements, this regular Comedy Night event is a total no-brainer for a super entertaining and beyond enjoyable girls night out in Cape Town.
It’s also a great place to enjoy a few drinks, down-right delicious milkshakes, and knock-your-socks off cocktails – So make sure to take some time to enjoy one (or all – whatever your heart desires) of these – or the joke will be on you!
Get the girls together for a night of full-blown belly laughs – Is there anything better?! We think not!
- Location: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice by Marriot | 64 New Church Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town
- Contact details: 021 430 5000 | 021 488 2555 | [email protected] | [email protected]
- Website: Click here to visit the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice by Marriot website
#Celebrate & dance the night away at Life Grand Café Waterfront
There is no denying that Life Grand Café is one of the coolest beachy hotspots in town. If you’re in the mood to celebrate in true opulence and style – this is EXACTLY where you need to be for an unforgettable girl’s night out in Cape Town.
The vibrant Life Grand Café is the perfect combination of trendy and comfortable yet chic, stylish and sophisticated. It’s no surprise that it has fast become one of the most sought-after inner-city spots to see and be seen – so keep a lookout for some famous faces!
The stunning setting, prime location, beautiful backdrop, and spectacular waterfront views of this renowned Cape Town hangout and beach bar is merely scratching the surface of what Life Grand Café has to offer.
From finely and meticulously crafted cocktails, premium wines, sensational bubbly, an amazing selection of drinks, and inspired culinary creations, to a lavish laid-back vibe, lively atmosphere, an electric energy that is down-right contagious, and music that will undoubtedly get you on your feet in mere seconds, dancing the glorious night away – The Life Grand Café Waterfront is the ultimate Cape Town hotspot and viby beach escape.
Go on girls! It’s time to celebrate and dance the night away – Simply because you can!
- Location: Life Grand Café Waterfront | 2 Pierhead Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
- Contact details: 021 205 1902
- Website: Click here to visit the Life Grand Café Waterfront website to find out more information & book your girls night
#Go to the iconic Gin Bar!
Bring on the GIN! Known as one of Cape Town’s coolest hidden gems, hippest hangouts, and favourite Gin nirvanas, The Gin Bar should be right at the top of your ‘Things to do on a Girls Night Out in Cape Town’ list!
At The Gin Bar, they take their gin seriously – VERY seriously – as they pride themselves on making the entire experience all about the star of the show – THE GIN! Oh, and you of course! So, if you’re a head-over-heels gin-lover at heart, the legendary Gin Bar is without a doubt where you should be at.
**Interesting fact: Did you know that the Gin Bar was one of the first bars in the Mother City to dedicate itself to all things gin? Thereby making it the true OG of the Cape Town gin scene. It is also one of the country’s only true speak-easy bars – how incredible is that?
As the name suggests, all the signature cocktails at The Gin Bar contain Gin, well, besides the virgins of course. The menu is concise and definitely favours quality over quantity, just as it should be. If you’re not much of a gin lover, no problem! They also offer a selection of amazing classic cocktails to choose from.
When it comes to their much-loved signature cocktails, The Gin Bar cleverly named their classic five cocktails The Head, The Heart, The Hope, The Soul, and The Ambition, all intended to provide their drinker with as much needed healing for whatever may ail them. Undoubtedly adding an extra unique and personalised touch to the already bucket-list worthy experience.
Fondly known by Cape Town locals as the ‘secret’ Gin bar, mainly due to its hush-hush, unmarked location hidden behind a cool Chocolate Café, Honest Chocolate, and nestled in a Mediterranean-style secret courtyard – Going to The Gin Bar is one experience you absolutely cannot afford to miss!
The Bubbly Bar
The Gin Bar has added a new exciting addition to their already impressive repertoire – The Bubbly Bar! This little bar is a celebration of local crafters making some of the best bubbly in the world. Our South African version of Champagne is called Cap Classique, and is just as good as the French version in our (and many others’) opinion. Some local makers also experiment with unusual grape varietals to produce flavour experiences that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
The tasting flight of 5 different producers is highly recommended. If you love bubbly then this little bar is for you!
- Location: The Gin Bar | Enter through Honest Chocolate Café – 64a Wale Street, Cape Town
- Contact details: 071 241 2277 | [email protected]
- Opening hours: Gin Bar Trading Times: Monday – Wednesday: 5pm-1:00am* ; Thursday – Saturday: 3pm-1:00am* | Bubbly Bar Trading Times: Wednesdays: 5pm – 1:00am* ; Thursdays – Saturdays: 3pm -1:00am*
- Website: www.theginbar.co.za
#Enjoy a theatrical dining experience at StarDust
The trendy Cape Town Cape Town neighbourhood of Woodstock is home to this uniquely wonderful, one-of-a-kind theatrical restaurant – StarDust! With incredible, get-up-on-your-feet, can’t resist the beat musical and theatrical performances by profoundly talented young local performers, dancers, and singers – most of whom are total triple threats – paired with an array of sensational Mediterranean dishes, and a lively and vibrant atmosphere – You are in for the mother of all treats at StarDust Theatrical Dining!
Oh, did we mention that these remarkable musical and theatrical performers double as your waiters too? That just blew your mind didn’t it? All the more reason to plan your next girls night out in Cape Town at this cool inner-city theatrical dining restaurant / epic musical and dining destination.
What makes this already enjoyable, vibrant, and wildly entertaining experience even more fun, is the fact that absolutely everyone in attendance is encouraged to join in on the lively festivities – including the dancing & singing! So, don’t be shy, sing your heart out, get moving and grooving, and most of all – have an absolute BLAST!
- Location: StarDust Theatrical Dining | 118 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
- Contact details: 021 462 7777 | 072 414 6522 | [email protected]
- Website: Click here to find out more about StarDust Theatrical Dining & to make your official Girls Night Out booking
#Kareoke Girls Night Out
Ladies, the time has come to sing your heart out to your all-time favourite classic karaoke tunes! If you’re keen to do something slightly different but oh so FUN for your next girls night out in Cape Town, a night of karaoke is right up your alley.
Let’s be honest, everybody LOVES karaoke – and those who claim they don’t, just need a little incentive.
The best thing, or rather things, about karaoke is just how freeing, liberating, and down-right enjoyable it is. It’s not about how perfectly you hit the notes, in fact, you have full permission to completely mess up the words, botch up the melody, and sing in your own made-up key (we all do it anyway). It’s about letting go, having a blast and of course a lot of laughs (and perhaps even a bit of liquid courage to calm the stage fright). It really is just about having TONS of fun & relishing in every single moment of it!
Here are some top karaoke spots in Cape Town
- Planet Sports Bar Bellville
- Mitchell’s Waterfront Brewery
- Boogie Bar
- The Armchair Theatre
- The Swerve Pub and Grill
- Casa do Mar
- Pint & Pelican
- Dizzys Restaurant & Pub
- Golden Oldies Sports Bar
- Brass Bell Restaurant & Bar
- Walala Wasala Restaurant and Sports Bar
- Kennedy’s On Long & The Dubliner
- The 2 Eves
- Franky’s Diner
#Have an unforgettable night at Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar
Tjing Tjing House is unique in the fact that it covers three storeys, each one as glorious as the next. It truly is a marvel.
What used to be Dear Me (a pared-down café) has been transformed into Tjing Tjing Torii, a visual odyssey of Harajuku proportions in Cape Town’s lively inner-city. Tjing Tjing Torii is known for its sensational Japanese street food and indulgent desserts, among several other things. As you make your way up the stairs, you’ll find yourself in the first-floor middle space, dubbed Tjing Tjing Momiji, a minimalist kaiseki restaurant with a bustling lounge.
Ascend two more flights of stairs, and you’ve officially arrived at the scarlet-red Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar. The bar opens up to an airy outside rooftop terrace, perfect for lovely summer nights out on the town.
The famous Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar is most definitely a cocktail den that excels at the classics like an Old Fashioned and Negroni. You can expect a wide selection of bespoke cocktails (including an array of classics by request), Japanese whisky, gin, sake, a large selection of draft and bottled craft beers, as well as an extensive wine list, including Tjing Tjing’s very own house wine, made by David & Nadia Wines. Ensuring there is something for everyone to sip, savour, and enjoy.
That’s certainly not all! As a surprise to many, the Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar is well-known for its cool electro-indie beats, which will undoubtedly have you dancing the night away with a signature Tjing Tjing cocktail in hand.
Whether you’re craving some amazing Japanese street food, have a sudden urge for something sweet and delicious, or if you’re ready to dive right into the rooftop bar action and festivities and enjoy their vast array of bespoke drinks and signature cocktails from the moment you arrive – Its entirely up to you! Its all in the same building after all.
With so much to offer (and, to be honest, we’ve barely scratched the surface), how could you not want to experience every inch of the magnificent Tjing Tjing House and Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar? Perhaps an epic Girls Night Out in Cape Town is the perfect occasion to do just that?!
- Location: Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar | 165 Longmarket Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
- Contact details: 021 422 4374 | [email protected]
- Website: www.tjingtjing.co.za
#Have pizza on the beach with your fellow girlfriends
Head to the beautiful Camps Bay beach with your closest girlfriends and get pizza delivered directly to you while you catch up with your favourite girls, soak up the glorious Mother City sunshine, work on your tan, admire your stunning scenery, and perhaps even take a dip in the cool Atlantic – only if you dare of course!
Col’Cacchios (one of the best gourmet pizza restaurants in town) lets you place your order and brings it right to you on the beach with the bill. All you need to do is give their Camps Bay branch a call to let them know where you’re sitting – it’s as easy as that!
Enjoying a down-right delicious pizza on one of the Mother City’s most vibrant and breathtaking beaches with your fellow girlfriends is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Cape Town.
- Location: Camps Bay Beach | Col’Cacchio Camps Bay: Shop 57, Isaacs Corner, cnr Victoria Road & The Meadway, Camps Bay, Cape Town
- Contact details: Col’Cacchio Camps Bay: 021 438 2171
#Visit Babylonstoren for a lovely Cape Winelands escape
Situated in the Drakenstein Valley in the heart of the Cape Winelands, almost halfway between Franschhoek and Paarl, Babylonstoren is as beautiful as they come. Besides being one of the most sought-after wine estates in the Western Cape, Babylonstoren is home to one of the most magnificent gardens in Cape Town.
The Babylonstoren garden is laid out over 3,5 hectares (eight acres) and is divided into 15 sections that comprises of more than 300 varieties of fruit, vegetables, and herbs as well as bees for pollinating, an abundance of indigenous plants, fragrant lawns, a prickly pear maze, a glorious Green House, towering rose vines, a Succulent House, and so much more.
It also boasts a uniquely beautiful cactus patch. In fact, the famous Babylonstoren cactus patch has fast become one of the most highly anticipated and sought-after sites and ‘Instagrammable’ spots in both Cape Town and South Africa.
The Babylonstoren garden beauty doesn’t end there – while meandering through the garden you will find a stunning secluded path that runs along the stream where thousands of clivias flower during Cape Town’s spring season. This magical garden also boasts a plethora of trees of great historical and botanical significance.
Babylonstoren’s incredible botanical diversity and unapologetic natural beauty not only makes it one of the best gardens in Cape Town, but one of its most beautiful natural gems too.
**Fun fact: Babylonstoren is a historic Cape Dutch farm that boasts one of the best-preserved farmyards in the Cape, dating back to 1692.
- Location: Babylonstoren, Klapmuts Simondium Road, Simondium, Franschhoek
- Cost: Entrance fees are payable at the ticket office | R20 per adult | R10 per child under 12 | Free entry for RHS members
- Operating times: Garden is open daily from 9am – 5pm | Last entry: 4pm
- Contact details: 021 863 3852 | [email protected]
#Embark on a thrilling Lions Head full moon hike
- Difficulty: Easy – moderate
- Fitness level required: Mild – Moderate
- Start point: The Lion’s Head hiking trail starts at the car park on Signal Hill Road. Follow the trail which circles around the mountain to get to the top.
- End point: The end point of the hike is the Lion’s Head Summit. Once you reach the summit, make your way down the same way until you reach the initial starting point.
- Approximate route distance: The total length of the trail is 5,5 km (3,4 miles) both ways
- Average time to the summit: Between 1 – 3 hours (depending on fitness level)
- Total elevation: 669 meters (2,195 feet)
- Best time to hike: Sunrise | Sunset | Full Moon
While the phrases thrilling full moon hike and fun girls night out in Cape Town don’t exactly ‘match up’ – we’re putting it out there anyway – because going on a full moon Lions Head hike is every bit as exhilarating as it sounds.
Standing tall at 669 meters above sea level, showcasing a beautiful panoramic view of the beautiful Mother City, Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain and beyond, Lion’s Head has established itself as one of the most popular Cape Town hiking trails for both hiking first-timers and avid hikers.
While Lion’s Head is undoubtedly one of the best and most sought-after sunrise, sunset, and any-time-of-the-day hiking trails, it is particularly popular for its full moon hikes – Some may say its Lion’s Head’s claim to fame.
The Lion’s Head full moon hike is a monthly Capetonian tradition. The essence / idea behind the famous full moon hike is to hike up Lion’s Head and watch the beautiful sunset and full moon rising, all while enjoying a lovely picnic on the Lion’s Head summit.
This is followed by an exciting descent as you make your way down the mountain following the same path. Only this time it’s under the magical Mother City moonlight and starry night sky.
The Lion’s Head full moon hike typically starts around 6-8pm on a full moon night, depending on the time of year. Be sure to reach the top of Lion’s Head before the sun sets to avoid missing out on this once in a full moon experience!
Check out our ‘What you need to know about hiking up Lion’s Head for the full moon’ blog to find out more about this bucket-list worthy adventure.
For everything you need to know about hiking Lion’s Head, check out our ‘Hiking Lion’s Head Cape Town: Everything you need to know’ blog.
If you’re keen to go on more exhilarating full moon hikes in Cape Town – Check out our ‘Top 5 Full Moon Hikes in Cape Town’ blog.
#Enjoy a wonderful dining experience at The Lawns At The Roundhouse
Showcasing some of the most beautiful views in the Mother City, The Lawns at the Roundhouse offers diners an unrivalled culinary experience as you wine and dine under a star-drenched veranda.
Enjoy the good life at The Lawns – your every day, all-day restaurant for any occasion – be it delicious breakfasts, decadent brunches, lingering lunches. or drinks with friends.
Casual, quality, comfort food awaits you at this top Camps Bay restaurant with something delicious for everyone to enjoy. The Lawns also boasts an exceptional, carefully selected wine list as well as an array of classic fan-favourite cocktails, perfect for any occasion or celebration. Not to mention ideal for a girls night out in Cape Town.
- Location: The Lawns At The Roundhouse |Round House Road, Off Kloof Road, The Glen, Camps Bay, Cape Town
- Contact details: 021 438 4347
- Website: www.thelawnsct.com