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Lionsheadhike.com is a guided hiking service provider in Cape Town. Our guided hikes take travelers all around the world to some of Cape Town’s most remote locations and in the best spirit. Our team of intrepid travelers has hiked many of the worlds tallest mountains, and we are here to share the experience with you.

lionsheadhike.com is one of the most recommended Cape Town companies to take you to these excellent hiking spots, pick one and start climbing Table Mountain or hiking Lion’s Head; we offer both Table Mountain hike and Lion’s Head hike as part of our Cape Town tours.

Being a guided hiking company offering Cape Town hiking tours, lionsheadhike.com has seen a fair amount of media coverage over the years about dangerous or fatal situations. People have experienced muggings on Lion’s Head, and there have been reported deaths in Table Moutain National Park areas. 

About Cape Town mountains

It’s simple to run out of adjectives once talking about Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town. The world-famous National Park has multiple titles and comprises some different mountains. The most visited mountains include Lion’s Head mountain and Table Mountain. The Table Mountain is also referred to as the Table Top, with a flat top structure and an elevation of 1 km above Cape Town. The former mountain of Lion’s Head is another successful tourist destination, standing at 669 meters and attracts thousands of people hike this couching lion shaped rock each year.

Lion’s Head and Table Mountain are both natural wonders while one mountain shaped like a crouching lion overlooks the city, the other takes the appearance of a Table Top. Made from a combination of hard and relatively soft stone – Both Lion’s Head and Table Mountain, are geological masterpieces. The ranges of Table Mountain National Park is there to show the world how South Africa makes for a top tourist destination with these Cape Town hikes.

The Table Top rises nearly straight from the Atlantic Ocean, while Lion’s Head Cape Town is a centerpiece to the city sightseeing in the Mother City. Lion’s Head mountaintop has an outlook pointing towards Cape Point and casts its shadow over the City of Cape Town. Any time of day or night, the view from Table Mountain is fabulous. Lion’s Head hike, in particular, has even better Table Mountain views but we will save the surprise for your guided hiking tour with lionsheadhike.com. The landmarks visible from on top of the mountain include Robben Island, the place where Nelson Mandela, the deceased president of South Africa was in prison.

About Lion’s Head

Lion’s Head is a place where one will hear the white noise of complete silence. This stillness might now and then be shaken by sounds far and near like the chirping of birds, the squeaking sound of a dassie and the distant chime of a church bell, the muffled roars of Camps Bay Beach waves crashing, the horn honks coming from Signal Hill or the music coming from one of Clifton’s beach parties.

One of the best things about Lion’s Head mountain is the very fact that it is part of Table Mountain National Park. There is the natural element of wildness despite the proximity to Cape Town city.

There are places where you may pitch a tent to go Lion’s Head and Table Mountain camping for years at a time while not making contact with another hiker; a place where you’d only hear the birds and bees without interruption except for the days when the weather in Cape Town gets loud, like thunder. Pockets of pre-civilization on Lion’s Head still exist, these places of undeveloped solitude remain out of sight and hearing from all Cape Town accommodation. All this but four kilometers (2.5 miles) from the city center, traffic jams on Signal Hill Road and shopping malls Including the well-known Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

About Table Mountain

The Table Mountain National Park has been dated to be seven times older than the Himalayas, making this National Park a significant part of South African history. The history of South Africa, age, and formation make for ideal hiking in Cape Town, included in the services we offer at lionsheadhike.com

Table Mountain is also a place that would tend to represent various things to people from different countries. The American may find it fun to escape into nature with a day hike. All hikes have an educational element, so the Canadian may be a more interested in the knowledge. Some may even find the photography-oriented tour intriguing, while the Johannesburg crowd says “lekker boet this place is better than my hometown.” Let’s not forget those travelers from Dubai who get real nature in Cape Town that is not fake. More information on this is described on the About us page, in short, the country of origin where you travel from does not matter, only that you enjoy the hike with us.

The mountain in all its media coverage has a past, witnessing the rise and fall of an ocean, the roaming of the creatures of the earth from the time of the dinosaurs. The weather in Cape Town with its countless storms have worn the two mountains right down, while Lion’s Head height used to stand much taller millions of years ago, however, still, this crumbling shaped animal of a mountain beams with abundant life and energy. The Table Top has also gotten smaller with the passing of days; the rock type has made Table Mountain height lower than previously thought, making this 1-kilometer high mountain an even closer distance to Cape Town.

Table Mountain routes including Platteklip Gorge hike, India Venster hike – on the other side of Table Mountain is Kirstenbosch Gardens. The botanical gardens with its many hiking trails are on the back face of Table Mountian National Park map. That’s a part of the magic of Table Mountain National Park and Lion’s Head mountain. What’s more, all sides of Table Mountain including the Lion’s Head mountain range has its character. North facing rock high over the Cape Town, is stacked with low bushes, sparsely vegetated due to soil and rain conditions, and sun-baked; there is another side to Table Mountain where Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is on the lush eastern side, a native forest. The east side with lots of tropical jungle is near the beautiful Constantia and Newlands areas. The name of the direction toward Cape of Good Hope is called the Twelve Apostles, dissected into a series of 12 peaks while commanding an ocean towards Boulders Beach. Then there’s the rear city slicker side, a mildly forested area and the secluded valley where Platteklip Gorge trail makes civilization feel one thousand miles away.

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Lion's Head


Time: 3 hours.
Difficulty: Easy.
Cost: R 850 = $ 65 per person.
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Platteklip Gorge


Time: 3 hours.
Difficulty: Medium.
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 per person.
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Skeleton Gorge


Time: 5 hours.
Difficulty: Hard.
Cost: R 1950 = $ 150 per person.
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India Venster


Time: 4 hours.
Difficulty: Medium.
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
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Lions Head

  • Lions Head hike Cape Town led by an expert guide.
  • Pick-up and drop off included in Cape Town central.
  • Snacks and drinks provided, your choice of hot drinks.
Lions head hike distance takes different people varying times to complete the trail. Lions Head trail is more of a beginners hike, good for anyone to hike all day. Lions Head walk is for everyone, that is why this reasonably priced hike is a best seller. We hike up Lions Head fairly often and always in the best Lions Head weather. Enquire with us about Lions Head hike price. Our tours are the safest experience including pickup, entrance fees, and a local guide. We even take you on a little photo shoot to get you in those must-have locations.
  • Get picked up at your accommodation centrally located to Cape Town.
  • Transported to Lion’s Head mountain where you will meet your guide.
  • After a Lion’s Head safety briefing, begin your hike up the mountain.
  • See the wonderful flaura and fauna on top of Lion’s Head Cape Town.
  • Reach the top of Lion’s Head mountain in time for a magnificent view.
  • Rest and take some photos, while enjoying the panoramic scenery.
  • Hike back down where hot drinks and snacks are served as refreshments.
  • Hop in the shuttle to complete a journey back to your accommodation.
Lions Head is a famous Cape Town mountain, next to the Signal Hill. The mountain named Lion Head is the term used to describe the rock shaped outcast of an imaginary creature. Lions Head South Africa is the Cape Town mountain with an aerial view. Lions Head Cape Town overlooks much of Cape Town as the trail goes way up on the mountain. A good time to hike up Lions Head is by taking one of our guided hikes. Get started with climbing Lions Head while our team of experts takes care of your safety. Lions Head weather is another factor to think about when we take our client to hike. Usually, we do checks many days before to ensure a hike is done during the best time of day, with clear skies. Cape Town tours for Lions Head Table Mountain depart at different intervals during the day. Lions Head hike times has a selection among sunrise, morning, afternoon and sunset hikes. We tend to hike up Lions Head without a Lions Head trail map. Why? Our Cape Town walking tour of Lion’s Head uses a guide for the safest experience, maps come into consideration but not without Lions Head weather to keep a check for mountain safety. Lion’s Head offers superior views while the hike is included in the top 10 activities in Cape Town. The Cape Town excursions to Lions Head hike is one of the top things to do in cape town while we offer guided hiking tours to Lion Head.
We recommend hiking Cape Town for the lovely scenery. Mountains in Cape Town on day trips are one of the many things to do in Cape Town Our Table Mountain hike is the best way to climb the flat top mountain, while other Cape Town tours we offer include Lions Head hike. See the many Cape Town attractions from above, with half a day of hiking. Cape Town, the city in South Africa boasts many of the best hiking trails in the world. Table Mountain, in particular, with her many trails and home to the world-renowned Table Top mountain, is a reason to get excited about hiking the Mother City Lion’s Head, another Cape Town mountain, is a place where the city meets the backdrop of the mountains and ocean. There on Lion Head, you will find a place like none other to photograph Cape Town on tours.
Start
  • Pickup – Transport arrives at your accommodation.
  • 0 min – 15 min (15 minutes): Transport – To Lion’s Head where you will begin your hike.
Hike
  • 15 min -1 hr (45 minutes): Start – Begin your journey up Lions Head with your guide.
  • 1 h – 1 h 15 min (15 minutes): Summit – Get to the top of the mountain to take photographs.
  • 1 hr 15 min- 1 hr 45  min (30 minutes) Rest and snacks with photoshoot, pictures taken in all directions.
  • 1 hr 45 min – 2 hr 45 min (1 hour) Return – Back to the foot of the mountain where transport awaits.
Finish
  • 2 hr 45 min – 3 hr (15 minutes) Drop-off – To your accommodation or another centrally located place.
You will be back at your accommodation within 3 hours.

Full list of hikes

 HikeWhy use a guide?

Lion's Head sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R850 = $ 65 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R850 = $ 65 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R850 = $ 65 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head sunset hike.


Times: 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
Cost: R850 = $ 65 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Skeleton Gorge Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1950 = $ 150 per person
Duration: 5 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
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Hike Cost

HikeCostAvailabilityWhy use a guide?Included
Lion's Head sunrise hikeR850 = $ 65 per personBookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.comWhy use a guide?Pickup in Cape Town.
Snacks and Drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Lion's Head morning hikeR850 = $ 65 per personBookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.comWhy use a guide?Pickup in Cape Town.
Snacks and Drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Lion's Head afternoon hikeR850 = $ 65 per personBookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.comWhy use a guide?Pickup in Cape Town.
Snacks and Drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Lion's Head sunset hikeR850 = $ 65 per personBookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.comWhy use a guide?Pickup in Cape Town.
Snacks and Drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.

Lion’s Head (Cape Town) trail map.

The Lion’s Head hiking trail is 5.5 km both ways. The 5.5 km hiking trail is around loop. Two different routes to reach the top of Lion’s Head mountain are available. Lion’s Head routes to choose from including the Chains and the Spiral Route. Each route has a unique set of turns and twists. The end is the spectacular panoramic mountain top of Lion’s Head. The mountain top overlooks the city of Cape Town. The hike has taken you on a journey up the tail, back and mane of the Lion. On its head there will be photographs to be taken and sights to behold.

Different map routes to hike Lion’s Head (Cape Town).

The two routes are carefully selected based on fear of heights and technical ability. The two routes have elements for both beginner and advanced. The route that is more technical is called the Chains. The Chains of Lion’s Head mountain is for the fearless of heights. The rock formation on the Chains route is far more challenging than the Spiral Route of Lion’s Head. This makes for some solid rock maneuvering. Be careful! This route has been known to be a bit on the steep side for either the way up or the decent. A guide is strongly advised if you would like to adhere to the Lion’s Head mountain safety guidelines. The Spiral route is also known as the recommended route for Lion’s head. The Spiral route takes a little longer than the Chains route, weaving it’s way around the mountain instead of directly upwards. The Spiral route is best for beginners or otherwise for hikers with a fear of heights. Ample time is provided by your guide for this route and we take the utmost care in avoiding the dangers of Lion’s Head mountain. If you are hiking alone or would simply like to experience the best hike without the added effort of selecting your routes, book a hike! We are here for your needs and plan the route to your technical skill level and abilities.

When a routes map is not enough to hike Lion’s Head.

Certain times a map of Lion’s Head is not enough. There are some hiking trails that do require a guide on Lion’s Head and Table Mountain. For these technical hikes, it would be strongly recommended to use the services of a hiking guide. If you would like to use a map to hike up Lion’s Head, then it would be better to find a knowledgeable hiking partner. This is because Lion’s head trails are not well demarcated on the map. Getting lost is the last situation that you would like to find yourself in. However, if you are set in hiking Lion’s Head alone, common sense would be a must.

Should you hike Lion’s Head with or without a trail map?

It is always recommended to start hiking an unknown path with an idea of the route you will be taking. Lion’s Head path is a route that you should take only when there are other hikers around to look out for you. There are limited signs demarcating Lion’s head path. The signs start at Lion’s Head entrance, there you will find an introductory map and a landmark notice. After that, it’s all up to you to reach the second and sign that will take you on one of two different routes. The Lion’s Head Spiral route and the Lion’s Head Chains route. If you are hiking with one of our guides, the different routes will be clearly explained and also you will get juicy insight into the history of Lion’s Head. If having fun and hiking safely is how you would like to hike then look no further, our support is here to take your booking and answer questions.

Guided hikes up Lion’s Head mountain without a trail map.

We don’t need a trail map for Lion’s Head hikes. Why? Because all of the trails we do on a regular basis are second nature to us. We live on the mountain and spend a fair amount of time planning and getting to know different routes on Lion’s Head. Our hikes are planned for you to see and experience the most. Getting to know Lion’s Head mountain is easy. One of our experienced guides will take you on a route to your technical skill level and abilities. If you feel like a route is getting too tough or you simply need a breather, our guides will tell you how long until the next photo and refreshments break. Map location: Lion’s Head parking, Signal hill road, Cape Town, 8001
*Transport to Lion’s Head is provided for FREE on lionsheadhike.com guided hiking tours within Cape Town areas. (Green PointSea PointCamps BayGardensVredehoekOranjezicht, TamboorskloofThree Anchor Bay, Fresnaye, Bantry BayCliftonForeshore) Self-drive directions to Lion’s Head: Drive from Cape Town central up Kloof Nek Road towards Camps Bay. Reach the Signal Hill Road turn off, Turn right onto Signal Hill Road, continue for 100 meters. Lion’s Head parking will be on your right. There will be a sign on the left, written Friends of Lion’s Head and the official SANParks notice.
  • A pull over to stay warm
  • Carry bag for refreshments

10 Safety Tips

Is Lion's Head hike safe? Find out about the dangers and safety.

There are 10 easy safety tips to complete a Lions Head hike. These include mountain safety essentials required to prevent muggings.

Easily 10 of the best safety tips.

  1. Never hike the trail alone - Lions Head trail can be dangerous for solo hikers. Lions Head Hike arranges group tours for solo travelers.
  2. Bring with enough water - Using a large bottle per person that should last the 2-3 hour duration hike, with more to spare.
  3. Know the route - The best planning advice is to know the route you will be taking, if unfamiliar then our guided hiking tours are for you.
  4. Bring a flashlight -  Hikes during early morning or sunset can get dark, rather be prepared and bring with a light for illumination.
  5. Pick your route - Carefully select the route you will be taking, because there is an easier and more difficult route. We offer tours to all of these routes so there's no need to guess which is right for you.
  6. Hike time counts - The time of day you hike effects the weather and more, which can, in turn, affect your mountain experience. The best times to hike are sunrise and sunset, our most popular tours include a beautiful sunrise hike up Lions Head and a picture-perfect sunset on top of the mountain.hikes.
  7. The cost to hike Lion's Head - Includes our experience of mountain safety as well as your well-being. We look after our clients best interests and will always let you know when things are looking good or have taken a turn for the worst.
  8. Weather changes affect the hike - For Lions Head, the weather in Cape Town will change the way you hike up the mountain. Dress accordingly and always make use of a guide unsure.
  9. Proper shoes - Are an essential ingredient of a good hike, make use of a closed shoe with good grip to avoid accidents from slipping.
  10. Lions Head muggings - Do happen and are unfortunate, however, our guides knowledgeable with many years of experience will be there to assist prevent accidents by looking out for your safety.
  11. BONUS. Make use of one of Cape Town's best hiking trails, get your cellphones charged for a day on the mountain. There is a signal and in the event should anything happen, please dial the emergency assistance services. We strongly recommend using a guide and the experience will be amazing. Guides for Lions Head can be booked by calling +27 (0) 817625551 or emailing us enquiries@lionsheadhike.com

Get started? Book a Lion’s Head hike.

Table Mountain

  • Table Mountain hike Cape Town led by an expert guide.
  • Pick-up and drop off included in Cape Town central.
  • Snacks and drinks provided, your choice of hot drinks.
Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa is one of the most renowned mountains in Africa. The landmark with the Table Mountain table cloth allures visitors into walking up table mountain.  Table Mountain Cape Town South Africa, is not the highest mountain in South Africa but its status among the wonders of the world is famous. Table Mountain 7 wonders of the world is a title given to the Table Top including the many other mountains which make up Table Mountain National Park.
  • Pickup from Cape Town accommodation at the collection time.
  • Vehicle transfer to Table Mountain to meet up with your local guide.
  • Table Mountain safety briefing, before hiking up the flat top mountain.
  • Experience Cape nature in abundance on your Table Mountain hike.
  • Reach the top and see the view from Table Mountain, in all directions.
  • Rest and photograph the Table Mountain view after half day climbing.
  • Climbing Table Mountain National Park then going to eat at the Café.
  • When your belly is full, take the Table Mountain Aerial Cablecar down.
  • Transport waits and returns you to your accommodation in Cape Town.
  Table Mountain location makes for ideal climbing. Table Mountain climbing included in our hiking services and takes you on a Cape Town tour where you will see the best view from Table Mountain. Table Mountain climbing routes are numerous, every Table Mountain trail is unique with different paths. Table Mountain hike routes include Platteklip Gorge, Skeleton Gorge, and India Venster. These unique Table Mountain routes should excite you! Our Cape Town Tours up Table Mountain trailhead, delight travelers from far-reaching places. A Cape Town guide welcomes you on Table Mountain guided hikes. The Table Mountain tour has options for different Table Mountain routes and prices. The times Table Mountain is good to hike depends on Table Mountain weather. Cape Town experiences days with cloudy weather. Seen on overcast days in Cape Town, the Table Mountain table cloth is apparent with white clouds above the Table Top. Hiking up Table Mountain can be the most affordable Cape Town tour. Table Mountain tour prices start in the low ranges and go up depending which Table Mountain climbing routes you are interested. Table Mountain cost is the same for solo travelers. Our Table Mountain prices are cheaper by using our own tour guides. In this way, Table Mountain tour prices are made lower than our competitors, giving you the lowest cost Table Mountain guided hikes. Table Top Mountain Africa is truly a marvel of nature. African soil has pathed the way for Table Mountain walks. Going higher into Table Mountain clouds, where the view from Table Mountain Cape Town overlooks the spectacular Mother City. Table Top mountain hike is not to be missed, in walking up Table Mountain experience the diverse nature of Tafelberg Cape Town. Table Mountain routes each offers something unique. Visit Table Mountain to see the many different Table Mountain climbing routes. Once complete your Table Mountain hike, take some Table Mountain pictures. Visitors to Table Mountain will be surprised at how far they have hiked, making Table Mountain height even more mind juggling once you snap a picture on top of the Table Mountain cable car. Table Mountain contact number for guided hikes can be reached on our website by calling the displayed number. Our Table Mountain tour does not need a Table Mountain hiking map because we hike Table Mountain often and always use the Cable mountain. Is Table Mountain open today? Check if Table Mountain Cape Town South Africa is open today for our Table Mountain tour. Give us a call today to find out if Table Mountain is closed. Table mountain rates for Table Mountain guided hikes can be found on our website. Table Mountain tour prices, include Table Mountain tickets to take the cable car Cape Town. Confirmation of your Table Mountain bookings will include information such as time, price, the route to better prepare you for your Table Mountain hike. Table Mountain views  boast some of the most spectacular vantages over Cape Town city. Take this hike at dawn to marvel at the sunrise over the city or toward the afternoon to enjoy the midday sunshine in hiking boots. Table Mountain Cape Town, also known as the Table Top mountain, is the backdrop to Cape Town, South Africa. The smaller peak towards the beaches is Lions Head Cape Town. The Cape Town mountain ranges make for excellent hikes! The Table Mountain hike is a first-class hiking trail, along with Lions Head hike. Cape Town sightseeing starts with a trek up one or both of these mountains. South Africa, known for hiking trails is home to some of the most visited routes. Platteklip Gorge is the main route to hike up Table Mountain, followed by a lesser-known route called India Venster. There's another hidden Table Mountain hike, while it is not the best-known, Skeleton Gorge is the most beautiful route, with waterfalls.
Start
  • Pickup – Transport arrives at your accommodation.
  • 0 min – 15 min (15 minutes): Transport – To Table Mountain where you will begin your hike.
Hike
  • 15 min -1 hr (45 minutes): Start – Begin your journey up Table Mountain with your guide.
  • 1 h – 1 h 15 min (15 minutes): Summit – Get to the top of the mountain to take photographs.
  • 1 hr 15 min- 1 hr 45  min (30 minutes) Rest and snacks with photoshoot, pictures taken in all directions.
  • 1 hr 45 min – 2 hr 45 min (1 hour) Return – Back to the foot of the mountain where transport awaits.
Finish
  • 2 hr 45 min – 3 hr (15 minutes) Drop-off – To your accommodation or another centrally located place.
You will be back at your accommodation within 3 hours.

Full list of hikes

 HikeWhy use a guide?

Lion's Head sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R850 = $ 65 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R850 = $ 65 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R850 = $ 65 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head sunset hike.


Times: 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
Cost: R850 = $ 65 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Skeleton Gorge Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1950 = $ 150 per person
Duration: 5 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Full list of hikes

 HikeWhy use a guide?

Lion's Head sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R850 = $ 65 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R850 = $ 65 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R850 = $ 65 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head sunset hike.


Times: 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
Cost: R850 = $ 65 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Skeleton Gorge Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1950 = $ 150 per person
Duration: 5 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?
Coming Soon! Please contact us for the various trails and routes on Table Mountain.
*Pickup is FREE for lionsheadhike.com Table Mountain guided hiking tours. Table Mountain bookings cover these areas within Cape Town. (Green Point, Sea Point, Camps Bay, Gardens, Vredehoek, Oranjezicht, Tamboorskloof, Three Anchor Bay, Fresnaye, Bantry Bay, CliftonForeshore) Self-drive directions to Table Mountain: From Cape Town, go towards Kloof Nek Road in the direction of Clifton. Reach the Tafelberg Road turn off, turn left on Tafelberg Road and continue for around 1 km. Lower Cablecar Station will be on your right. The official SANParks notice will signal the start of the India Venster trail or continue 1.5 km further along Tafelberg Road to Reach the Platteklip Gorge starting point.
  • A pull over to stay warm
  • Carry bag for refreshments

10 Safety Tips

Is Table Mountain hike safe? Find out about the dangers and safety.

There are 10 easy safety tips to complete a Table Mountain hike. These include mountain safety essentials required to prevent muggings.

Easily 10 of the best safety tips.

  1. Never hike the trail alone - Table Mountain trail can be dangerous for solo hikers. Table Mountain Hike arranges group tours for solo travelers.
  2. Bring with enough water - Using a large bottle per person that should last the 2-3 hour duration hike, with more to spare.
  3. Know the route - The best planning advice is to know the route you will be taking, if unfamiliar then our guided hiking tours are for you.
  4. Bring a flashlight - Hikes during early morning or sunset can get dark, rather be prepared and bring with a light for illumination.
  5. Pick your route - Carefully select the route you will be taking, because there is an easier and more difficult route. We offer tours to all of these routes so there's no need to guess which is right for you.
  6. Hike time counts - The time of day you hike effects the weather and more, which can, in turn, affect your mountain experience. The best times to hike are sunrise and sunset, our most popular tours include a beautiful sunrise hike up Table Mountain and a picture-perfect sunset on top of the mountain.hikes.
  7. The cost to hike Table Mountain - Includes our experience of mountain safety as well as your well-being. We look after our clients best interests and will always let you know when things are looking good or have taken a turn for the worst.
  8. Weather changes affect the hike - For Table Mountain, the weather in Cape Town will change the way you hike up the mountain. Dress accordingly and always make use of a guide unsure.
  9. Proper shoes - Are an essential ingredient of a good hike, make use of a closed shoe with good grip to avoid accidents from slipping.
  10. Table Mountain muggings - Do happen and are unfortunate, however, our guides knowledgeable with many years of experience will be there to assist prevent accidents by looking out for your safety.
  11. BONUS. Make use of one of Cape Town's best hiking trails, get your cellphones charged for a day on the mountain. There is a signal and in the event should anything happen, please dial the emergency assistance services. We strongly recommend using a guide and the experience will be amazing. Guides for Table Mountain can be booked by calling +27 (0) 817625551 or emailing us enquiries@lionsheadhike.com

Get started? Book a Table Mountain hike.

Full list of hikes

 HikeWhy use a guide?

Lion's Head sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R850 = $ 65 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R850 = $ 65 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R850 = $ 65 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head sunset hike.


Times: 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
Cost: R850 = $ 65 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Skeleton Gorge Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1950 = $ 150 per person
Duration: 5 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?