Lion's Head


A long standing tradition in Cape Town is to climb Lion’s Head at full moon. The peak forms part of a dramatic backdrop with Table Mountain to the cityscape of Cape Town.

Arm yourself with a bottle of Cape bubbly and plonk yourself down on the summit to watch the sun set over the ocean. The 360 degree views of the city and ocean are hypnotic, you won’t want to leave.

Be sure to muster up a healthy sized group – it is not advisable to hike alone.

You could also get really brave and book a tandem paraglide flight with an instructor. Lion’s Head is a popular launching site for paragliders.

Lion's Head Map

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Accommodation near Lion's Head

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Pepper Tree House

Sleeps 2 Fresnaye Self-catering in Fresnaye
0.93km from Lion's Head

Pepper Tree House is nestled in the trees, high on the slopes of Lion’s Head, in a quite cul-de-sac,...

from R12000
1 night, 2 adults

Saint Bartholomew Home

Sleeps 8 Fresnaye Self-catering in Fresnaye
0.94km from Lion's Head

Saint Bartholomew Home is a luxurious self-catering house, set on the foot of Lions Head mountain, a...

from R1400
1 night, 2 adults

129 on Kloof Nek

Sleeps 16 Higgovale Self-catering in Higgovale
0.96km from Lion's Head

129 on Kloof Nek offers luxurious self-catering accommodation to corporate or leisure travellers vis...

from R7100
1 night, 2 adults

55 La Croix

Sleeps 8 Fresnaye Self-catering in Fresnaye
1.05km from Lion's Head

55 La Croix is a four-bedroom villa in Fresnaye is an ideal option for those wanting to be just outs...

from R45000
1 night, 2 adults

Pentagon Villa

Sleeps 8 Clifton Self-catering in Clifton
1.11km from Lion's Head

This is a beautiful villa situated in the unique enclave of Lions Head Nature Reserve, a true archit...

from R9160
1 night, 2 adults

Urban Oasis at Funkey 4B

Sleeps 10 Fresnaye Self-catering in Fresnaye
1.13km from Lion's Head

Urban Oasis at Funkey 4B is a large luxurious house, designed with the owners love of entertaining i...

from R7350
1 night, 2 adults

Stylish Contemporary Getaway in Higgovale

Sleeps 4 Higgovale Self-catering in Higgovale
1.17km from Lion's Head

from R3290
1 night, 2 adults

Kensington Place

Sleeps 30 Higgovale Boutique Hotel in Higgovale
1.17km from Lion's Head

The coolest boutique hotel in the Cape... this place is a real find not because the setting is so gr...

from R1990
1 night, 2 adults

7A Clifton Steps

Sleeps 4 Clifton Self-catering in Clifton
1.19km from Lion's Head

7A Clifton Steps is a beautifully appointed garden apartment situated in peaceful surrounding. The a...

from R9000
1 night, 2 adults

10 Clifton Steps

Sleeps 8 Clifton Self-catering in Clifton
1.20km from Lion's Head

Tucked away along Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard, you’ll find 10 Clifton Steps self-catering luxury a...

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