⭐ 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 has 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).

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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
  • 290 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 290 reviews.

Arthy
October 2021
Great hike and amazing views! Tauriq was very friendly, knowledgeable and considerate of the pace of the group. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Cape Town.
Jovana
October 2021
Tauriq is awesome guide who knows everything about Cape Town and hiking. I really enjoyed even if i don’t like to hike. But i have to say that i booked one more hike with him, so i think that j started to like hiking and I’m definitely going to hike more. :) His wife made us cookies and we really had great time, especially when we went up. View is beautiful. I would recommend this tour to everyone who is coming to Cape Town! Also local people recommended that u shouldn’t go by yourself because it can be very unsafe. Just book this tour and u will be happy! 🤩
Morsal
October 2021
Best guide ever! Tariq is a friendly and funny person, filled with interesting information about Lions Head (Cape Town in general) and you can tell that he really loves at what he does. He perfectly timed the hike so we could photograph the sunset from a perfect vantage point. And took beautiful photos of my husband and I. In addition to the very friendly approach and good sense of humor, Tariq makes himself easily available and flexible to attend your wishes. Highly recommended for sure!! Just amazing!
Juwairiya
October 2021
Tauriq was such an amazing guide. He followed my pace and didn't rush me as we went along. His historical knowledge about Cape was phenomenal; he also knows the perfect spots and angles for gram content😂 and not forgetting the lovely homemade treats that were provided. Overall, was a very pleasant experience and will definitely be going with him again 👌
Melanie
October 2021
Tauriq made our hike a very special experienced and shared a lot of his personal stories with us. I did the hike with my 14 year old nephew and he did not get tired to answer all his questions. He even brought some snacks and home-made cookies for us!
Joep
October 2021
Tauriq is very kind, he knows a lot about Cape Town and likes to share it with you. Every part of the hike we felt very secure. It was a great experience and we would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 8 and up can attend, up to 8 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is strenuous.
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 within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.