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.