⭐ 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).

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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
  • 329 Reviews
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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

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 329 reviews.

Yrsa
December 2021
Me and my boyfriend did the sunrise hike on Lions head and we absolutely loved it! Great guide, great settings and a great start of the day. Highly recommend!
Daiana
December 2021
Tauriq was fantastic! He was patient and lended a helping hand on a very windy day! His knowledge and expertise were beyond our expectations! We would recommend Tauriq to anyone visiting Cape Town!
Olga
November 2021
Due to an unpredictable weather in the mountains, our hike was very unusual but still an excellent experience. It was nothing what we were expecting because instead of a sunset view on the city we ended up in a very thick fog. Still, we have enjoyed our hike a lot. Tauriq is an excellent and very experienced guide. He is also a very nice person with sense of humor and nice stories to tell. So additionally to a nice hike we have enjoyed an interesting conversation on the way. On the top of the mountain, Tauriq offered us some fruits and cookies which was also very nice. Since we couldn’t see much of the city today, Tauriq offered us to join him free of change during another day if we are still in the city. So once again, it was very different but in overall an excellent experience. Highly recommended!
Michael
November 2021
Tauriq ist ein super cooler Typ und wir haben uns sofort gut verstanden. Der Aufstiegt dauert ca. eine gute Stunde. Zum Ende der Strecke klettert man über Felsen und Leitern, was wirklich eine tolle Erfahrung war und Spaß gemacht hat. Auf der Spitze des Lions Head wird man mit dem wunderschönsten Sonnenuntergang von ganz Kapstadt belohnt. Ich empfehle die Wanderung und mache sie beim nächsten mal in Kapstadt sicher wieder!
Hans
November 2021
Tauriq is the man you need on your side for any kind of activity you’d like to undertake; knows his way around, is experienced & passionate about his job and takes good care of the group
Oluwafisayo
November 2021
Tauriq is an expert guide with exceptional knowledge of the hike trail, safety was his #1 priority as he helped us ascend and descend Lions head in almost 60mph wind gust. I'll definitely return to him for the Table Mountain hike.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 8 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is strenuous.
The skill level for this experience is intermediate.

What to bring

Water (1 Litre - 30 Oz)
Trail/walking shoes
Lightweight warm top
Wind breaker / Rain jacket (weather depending)

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.