⭐ Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience hosted by Tauriq

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English
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What you'll do

We will be hiking up Lions Head, Cape Town's most Instragram'able hike. We plan to either catch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean or sunrise from the Hottentots Holland mountains. We enjoy some amazing photo opportunities before our descent. During a sunset hike, we descend in the dark using our flashlights (provided). During a sunrise hike, we may hike the first part in the dark using our flashlights (provided).

This hike has been an age old tradition for locals especially during the full moon and on clear/windless nights/mornings where the lights of the city below dazzle and the moon and stars show off its beauty in the night sky.
Other things to note
Wear clothing you are comfortable hiking in. Ensure you wear descent pair of hiking/walking shoes. A fair level of fitness is required. You need to be comfortable with heights. Start times vary based on Sunset and Sunrise and it is critical that we start on time in order to witness Sunrise/Sunset
We will be hiking up Lions Head, Cape Town's most Instragram'able hike. We plan to either catch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean or sunrise from the Hottentots Holland mountains. We enjoy some amazing photo opportunities before our descent. During a sunset hike, we descend in the dark using our flashlights (provided). During a sunrise hike, we may hike the first part in the dark using our flashlights (provided).

This hike has been an…

What's included

  • Food
    Fruit, light snacks
  • Equipment
    Backpack & Flashlight
    I will provide a flashlight & small day pack if...

Meet your Host, Tauriq

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Tauriq & Miles were born and raised in Cape Town who grew up on the Cape Flats. They both started hiking the trails on Table Mountain from a very young age despite their family being forcefully relocated from the foot of the mountain in District 6 to the Cape Flats during the Apartheid era. Tauriq is a qualified Adventure Guide in Hiking/Trail Running, Mountain Biking & Scuba Diving with over 25 years hiking experience while Miles has over 40 years hiking experience. Instagram: @thecapetownlocal
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Lion's Head Hike - Starting Point
Cape Town
We will meet and start at the base of Lions Head on Signal Hill Road and make our way up along the winding trail to the summit. We will then descend via the same route with a slight variation.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 353 reviews.

  • Melissa
    January 2022
    Absolutely beautiful hike!! Tauriq was a great guide and gave a very interesting history lesson as well. He brought us homemade cookies too! I highly recommend !!
  • Amrita
    January 2022
    Amazing experience. Tauriq knows the mountain really well and guided us with his expertise. He also gave us a bit of history and context which was super interesting and insightful. Would 100% recommend this tour - such a great experience!
  • Deborah
    January 2022
    I really enjoyed this experience with Tauriq I would like to thank him for this morning hiking . He's really nice person and careful so I was always feel safe. Besides what I've most appreciated was the personnal testimony about the District six where Tauriq's family was living it was very meanful to remind this thing to understand South Africa's sad History and new society. Thanks for that Je remercie Tauriq pour cette expérience incroyable et inoubliable vraiment quelqu'un de gentil et patient en plus de cela s'assure de votre bien être et sécurité . J'ai particulièrement aimé la partie de son témoignage personnel concernant l'apartheid car sa famille est issue du fameux District 6 lors de notre descente il a pu nous montrer au loin et souligner la mémoire douloureuse de l'Afrique du Sud
  • Andrea
    January 2022
    This experience was a must ! He was super easy going and a wonderful tour guide. He communicated well and picked us up from our location ! On the hike he gave us etiquette instructions and guided us up the mountain. He talked about the history of Cape Town and the different wildlife we would see ! This experience was well worth it and I’d do it again in a heart beat ! He took all my Instagram worthy photos and he had some fresh baked cookie ! It was perfect !
  • Tiffany
    January 2022
    We enjoyed every part of our experience with Tauriq on the hike. He is super friendly, knowledgeable and considerate to every member of the group - old and young. We cannot thank him enough for offering such wonderful service!
  • Lena
    January 2022
    Tauriq is very good guide. This was a great hike to top of Lion’s Head Sunrise with interesting story about CapeTown from Tauriq. I highly recommend this hike, the way is not difficult and comfortable with Tauriq. The view of the mountain is amazing!

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