Thru the Lens: Hiking Lion’s Head

Table Mountain is undoubtedly the most famous peak in Cape Town. But for amazing 360 degree views, Lion’s Head has got it beat. Unlike Table Mountain, the top of Lion’s head is very small, so you can easily see in every direction without having to walk very far. The hike takes about  45 – 60 minutes, depending on your fitness. There’s a bit of scrambling and a few ladders involved, but nothing too difficult since small children and seniors were able to reach the summit along with the young and fit.

Getting There While it’s possible to take a minibus to near the trail head, they don’t depart till they’re full so you might be waiting for a while. I’d recommend taking a taxi. From the bus terminal, it costs about 100 rand each way, depending on your negotiating skills.

We were lucky enough to summit before sunset and enjoy the view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. But this was no ordinary night. As the sun descended to the horizon we turned around to see the full moon rising from the eastern sky. I can’t even begin to describe how awesome it was so I’ll let the photos do the talking.

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