⭐ Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience hosted by Tauriq

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

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
  • 360 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 360 reviews.

Stephanie Joy
January 2022
AMAZING! it was a great hike. the most beautiful hike I ever did. Tauriq was a great guide, gave a lot of info about cape town & the history as well as about the mountains. and the cookies were great. ;) I would book the trip again.
Jana
January 2022
We had a fantastic early morning experience when hiking Lion's Head for the sunset with Tariq. He is such a friendly and fun guy to talk to and you immediately notice his many years of hiking experience when he explains the route to you. We felt wonderfully safe and well looked after during the whole hike and couldn't get enough of what he was telling us about Cape Town, the Table Mountain, the landscape and the history of the city. It was the perfect way of starting the day and we would very highly recommend this to everyone interested in hiking Lion's Head. many people do it on their own but we Feld very blessed to have Tauriq with us since there is so much to learn in these few hours and we couldn't have had a better guide to explain this to us. Perfect experience!
Kent
January 2022
Tariq was such an awesome guide. He made us feel extremely comfortable amd welcome. We were allowed to go at our own pace amd was always next to us to give advice on any difficult parts of the trail. His knowledge of Cape Town and the surrounding areas is amazing!
Abi
January 2022
Great experience with a guide that has interesting stories to tell! Timing was perfect and he even took great pictures of us all! Would recommend if you are ready for something active :) make sure you bring some water with you!
J
January 2022
Tauriq is super welcoming and knowledgeable, he knows the history and every part of the city, he is enthusiastic in hiking as well as other activities, will definitely recommend to friends.
Shannon
January 2022
Tauriq was a great guide— we set the pace for the hike and he gave us a history of Cape Town and shared stories of his personal experiences growing up in the area. Would definitely recommend booking with him— and there were surprise cookies at the top if you needed any more persuasion!

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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 moderate.
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.