Cape Town: 3-Hour Lion's Head Sunset Hike

Activity provider: Wild Things Outdoor

Cape Town: 3-Hour Lion's Head Sunset Hike

Activity provider: Wild Things Outdoor
Likely to sell out

From US$ 107.98 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy Cape Town’s most popular hike on a climb to the summit of Lion’s Head. Arrive at the top in time to enjoy the sunset and 360-degree views. Take in the starry skies and the illuminated city of Cape Town on the way down.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 3.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Hike up Lion’s Head for a 360-degree panorama of Cape Town
  • Watch the sun setting and have the best light to take photos of Table Mountain
  • Walk down into the sunset and enjoy the city lights at twilight
  • Learn about the nature, history and culture of the area
Full description
Of all the hikes in Cape Town, the climb up Lion’s Head is definitely the most popular. Situated between Table Mountain and Signal Hill, the peak provides 360-degree views of the city, Table Bay and the Atlantic seacoast. Taking in the sunset and the city lights from on high is a totally new way of enjoying Cape Town. You’ll make your way up to the peak on a spiral path. The ascent takes around an hour and there are gorgeous views all the way. Your passionate and knowledgeable guide will point out iconic landmarks and tell you about the history of the city. You will learn about the geology, fauna and flora of this world heritage site.  There are a number of ladders and chains that help you to the summit. If you are afraid of heights this may be daunting but if you are up for the challenge then your guide will help you all the way. At the summit you’ll be able to look down on Table Mountain and the city of Cape Town and enjoy the light and fantastic photographic opportunity. Walk back down as the sun sets and take in views of Table Mountain illuminated by a golden sky. If you’re lucky the moon might rise from the eastern mountains, further enhancing your views.  
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Light snack
  • Bottled water
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People with low level of fitness

Select participants and date



Meeting point

The start of the Lion's Head trail at 5 Signal Hill Road, Cape Town.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Flashlight
  • Daypack
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Smoking
  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This hike is not suitable for children under the age of 10.
  • All hikes are at your own risk and are subject to weather conditions.
  • Please note, tour start times can vary slightly depending on your guide’s expert advice. Your guide will contact you the day before with specific details, so please keep your phone active.
  • Please specify if you have a fear of heights or any other health conditions that hiking will aggravate during the booking process.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 82 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Value for money
  • Service
  • Organization

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Our guide, Fatima, was excellent!! I would never have been able to do this without her. I have a fear of heights, but I really wanted to do this. It was more challenging that I anticipated. This was more than what "hiking" I'm used to. This had some true climbing to it!! There were times I wanted to turn around and actually became frozen with fear. Fatima knew just what to say to me to help. The subtle little nudge of my foot, the standing right behind me....all what I needed to be able to make it to the top AND back down. I was worried about my husband behind me, she always kept me informed of how he was doing too. The views from the top did not disappoint either. Just stunning!!

Read more

March 28, 2023

Our guide. , Stuart was excellent . He was so experienced and knowledgeable about Lions Head , the climb including teaching us about the area, nature, flowers and animals. He showed us the best route up and down and kept us feeling safe and happy. He loves his work and you can tell. I highly recommend him and his guide company!

March 28, 2023

We were met by Stuart our guide for the day, he was honestly amazing he reminded us of all the details the day before by whatsapp and helped us find the location easily on the day. I really appreciated that even though he advised us all to get snacks and water bottles. He actually packed each one of us an extra water bottle & snack just in case we forget or needed more. He truly is a spirit of what a true guide should be, he's a person that does it out of passion and not to make you feel like its a business run tourism agency. The hike itself was a bit tough but all in all i believe anyone can do it and its extremely worth the journey. I really appreciated that Stuart took us up and down before its gets pitch dark and he managed to do that without rushing us at any spot. Truly recommend booking it here and i bet you will enjoy it as much.

Read more

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 65166