⭐ Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience hosted by Tauriq

3.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes food and equipment

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).

This hike has been an…

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
  • 271 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 271 reviews.

Mohammed
July 2021
Tauriq was an amazing guide , despite the hike was only me and Tauriq I really enjoyed the trip and I learned a lot about the history of Cape Town from Tauriq
Isabelle
July 2021
THE MOST FUN EXPERIENCE IN Cape Town! Tauriq is an amazing guide and made my time in Cape Town extra special. I loved my sunset hike so much, and can't wait to return to Cape Town to do it again! From start to finish, I loved every moment.
Bongi
July 2021
It was really an amazing hike. I was a bit anxious before I left for the hike but Tauriq made me comfortable and made me remember why I wanted to hike in Cape Town. Tauriq knows what he is doing very well and I would definitely recommend that you take a hike with him. He is an expert at hiking and this was my best hike in my entire existence. Thanks Tauriq😊
It was really an amazing hike. I was a bit anxious before I left for the hike but Tauriq made me comfortable and made me remember why I wanted to hike in Cape Town. Tauriq knows wh…
Anna
July 2021
I went for the sunrise hike and it was just amazing! The location is just stunning at any point of the walk! Tauriq is an amazing guide - I felt very comfortable with him and he adjusts his pace based on yours. Absolutely recommended!
Yasmim
June 2021
Experiência simplesmente incrível!! Amei fazer o percurso pra ver o pôr do sol, o clima é agradável nesse horário e Tauriq foi incrível, nos contou várias curiosidades sobre a Lions head, a cidade e outras coisas. Recomendo demais
Wesley
June 2021
Tauriq is very knowledgeable about mountains, hikes and everything related, besides that he also can give a really local view about the city and can teach and show a lot of things you wouldn't have discovered by yourself. I definitely recommend Tauriq and this experience.
Tauriq is very knowledgeable about mountains, hikes and everything related, besides that he also can give a really local view about the city and can teach and show a lot of things…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water (1 Litre - 30 Oz)

Trail/walking shoes