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 R6,500
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 R1,000
1 night, 2 adults

Clifton Holiday Apartment

Sleeps 6 Clifton Self-catering in Clifton
1.14km from Lion's Head

This is a self-catering apartment situated on Clifton Steps, off Kloof Road. It is the ideal holiday...

from R3,290
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 R5,000
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...

from R4,100
1 night, 2 adults

Q in Fresnaye

Sleeps 6 Fresnaye Self-catering in Fresnaye
1.22km from Lion's Head

Welcome to a luxurious, Tuscan-style villa in Fresnaye, one of Cape Town's most sought-after locatio...

from R2,950
1 night, 2 adults

The Pool Suite 5* Boutique Design

Sleeps 4 Bantry Bay Self-catering in Bantry Bay
1.24km from Lion's Head

Situated only a short stroll from the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Seaboard, this large urban chic ...

from R1,200
1 night, 2 adults

Studio Clifton

Sleeps 2 Clifton Self-catering in Clifton
1.24km from Lion's Head

Set above the famous Clifton First Beach, this fresh studio apartment is ideal for a couple or singl...

from R2,500
1 night, 2 adults

Clifton "First Beach"

Sleeps 2 Clifton Self-catering in Clifton
1.24km from Lion's Head

Clifton “First Beach” is a beautiful and modern self-catering apartment located in a secure complex ...

from R1,000
1 night, 2 adults

San Michele Clifton

Sleeps 2 Clifton Self-catering in Clifton
1.24km from Lion's Head

This beautifully furnished, modern apartment provides luxurious comfortable accommodation for either...

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