Lion’s Head Secret Summit Caves Adventure


o Hike up Lions Head and experience the most spectacular views of Cape Town - really we're not kidding!
o Magnificent once in a lifetime experience you will remember for a very long time
o Visit caves, caverns and secluded spots with breathtaking views
o Tick this off your bucket list

Any visitor to Cape Town will not be able to avoid the magical influence of the Lion’s Head. Part of the Table Mountain National Park, Lion’s Head guards the western perimeter of City Bowl in which Cap Town nestles. Towering over South Africa’s Mother City like a proud lion, Lion’s Head affords some of the most amazing and spectacular views of the city. For this simple reason, our Lion’s Head Caves Adventure is one of our most popular excursions. If there is ever a hike to be done in one’s life, this is it.

On this relatively easy to moderate hike, we will start on the dirt track off Signal Hill road. Winding our way up the mountain we will be greeted first with spectacular views over Camps Bay, the Twelve Apostles mountain range and the magnificent Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula down the coast towards Llandudno and Hout Bay.

Winding our way further up the mountain, we will be hiking the quieter trails from where we will explore a few secret nooks and crannies en route. We will eventually meet up with the main contour path where we will begin the final assault on the summit.

There there are several more challenging sections on the ascent from here but nothing that can be described as difficult. In most places that require a little more ability, there are sturdy chains attached to the rocky face of the mountain which really does make it pretty straightforward to climb.

The adventure will guarantee 360-degree views of Cape Town, Sea Point, Table Bay and harbour, Robbin Island, Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean.

Depending on your fitness level and appetite for adventure, we can tailor the experience to suit your needs, but one thing is for sure, we will leave the crowds far behind us when we hit the less beaten Not In The Guidebooks trail!

Lion’s Head is on most tourists to-do list. So if you want to bypass the crowds, but not the sights, come on this never to be forgotten adventure with us.

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What's Included

Beverages, snacks and professional guide service.
Basic First Aid kit.

Location Information

Meet at the car park at the base of Lions Head

Other Information

Price of tour will depend on whether you want a private tour or to join a group

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  1. Chriso3105

    Monday 3rd June, 2019
    Fantastic Guide, incredible route and amazing scenes! I would highly recommend Henk to anyone wanting to explore South Africa

  2. Ben U

    Monday 3rd June, 2019
    Henk is brilliant. I did Lions Head with him on route with literally no other tourists due to its obscurity. So exceptional was my experience that I booked with him again a few days later on an even more challenging and interesting route. He’s the guy who knows every nook and cranny of the areas he shows due to his genuine and ending curiosity for different and better experiences. He’s safe and accommodating to the group as well as zero stress for you. I can’t recommend this experience highly enough!