Table Mountain hike.

More than a hundred hiking routes start off a Table Mountain hike, and those hiking trails each provide a singular experience. Table Mountain hike difficulty ranges from easy Table Top trailhead steps to adventurous and somewhat strenuous Table Top scrambling is commonly marked by lots of rugged spaces with terrain inclusive of bush and exposure to heights. Some see multiple hiking groups on a daily basis; others haven’t seen one person in years, maybe decades. Selecting the most straightforward hiking route for both your Table Mountain booking and your groups’ experience– i.e., the hiking trail best suited to your unique abilities and preferences, experience, fitness level and sense of a journey – may be difficult, even unclear. Hiking routes on Table Mountain provide a lot of natural diversity regarding the views, different terrain and levels of adventure. To change matters, take into account the following three types of Table Mountain hikes:

 

One route portrays the first kind, Table Mountain Platteklip Gorge: the fastest and best route to the summit, however not the nicest when it comes to view. Alternative Table Mountain hikes when compared to Platteklip Gorge contains more technical legwork, involves the smallest amount of exposure to Table Mountain height(virtually nil, meaning no jagged edges) with the best terrain (well-defined, rock-steps). Note: simply because it’s the best route doesn’t mean it’s the easy route to hike Table Mountain.

 

The second Table Mountain hike is slightly more strenuous, however, a great deal more technical, involving rock scrambling and exposure to heights (narrow ledges). An ideal example of this type of Table Mountain hike is India Venster, arguably one of the best half-day hiking route. The scrambling and heights aren’t extreme. However, you would like to be a reasonably sensible person for heights at least. If you’ve got an aversion for heights, then you would want a solid sense of journey to hike the Table Top. Otherwise, you ought to be prepared to take a big step and venture outside of your comfort zone. If you’re frightened of heights, best make a Table Mountain booking with lionsheadhike.com for another route.

 

The third type of Table Mountain hike involves the least amount of technical skills, but is still strenuous, involving about half-hour additional distance to reach the Table Top. Table Mountain Skeleton Gorge is a prime example of this route type. This routes scores high on the adventure scale, need a relatively high fitness level to ensure enjoyment. If you’re not fit, you would like to pump yourself up with ample enthusiasm and determination do this Table Mountain hike.

 

Notwithstanding the array of route choices out there for hiking Table Mountain, there’s always a route to hike up Table Mountain for you. If you wish to get the best route with the best Table Mountain view and you’re unfit, scared of heights and not ready to push yourself physically. Speak to our Table Mountain guided hiking tour with route options to your preferences above. To enjoy the better routes, you would like a sense of adventure and an affordable fitness level. If you lack either, then you wish to be prepared to step outside your comfort zone (within limits) otherwise you got to be ready to push yourself physically.

 

Table Mountain is a mountain in Cape Town. Also known as the Table Top, the flat top peak does require a level of physical fitness, mental determination and overall enthusiasm for hiking if you wish to taste a sense of accomplishment that comes from climbing. The rewards are several for people who are up for the challenge and ready to put in the effort.

Why Table Mountain hike?

 

Table Mountain ranks as one of the first climbed mountains in the world. Hike Table Mountain is with lionsheadhike.com for friendly city centered trails. The Table Mountain hikes, lead to the Aerial Cableway for an excellent view of the restaurant on Table Mountain before heading back in the cable car or by foot cableway. lionsheadhike.com includes the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway in the price to hike Table Mountain, even more of a reason to book with Lion’s Head Hike. The surprise free Aerial Cableway is nothing compared to your last birthday. The steep walk on Table Mountain is well deserving of a 5-minute ride down with the fast Cable Car. There are many more compelling reasons to complete a Table Mountain hike, and not just “because it’s there.”

3 Reasons why you should do Table Mountain hike.

People hike Table Mountain trails for reasons as varied and diverse as her trails. Exercise on this rugged flat-top mountain is a place of work for many as well as touring Cape Town’s attractions with the iconic landscape in the background. There are those tourists who crave the peace and solitude of Table Mountain’s height; who wish to seek out things to do in Cape Town in lonely places; to explore and skill nature; to flee the daily grind. No matter your reason, this is often one mountain you would like to climb.

 

Hiking Table Mountain with lionsheadhike.com, you’ll soak up the best views: different angles, completely different settings to most Cape Town hikes, you’ll also get answered on questions such as “How high is Table Mountain?” Tour Cape Town’s Table Mountain height and lessen the Table Mountain cost by getting tickets all included for your Aerial Cableway. The Table Mountain Aerial Cable Car ride merely is five minutes long. Therefore you will want to book a Cape Town tour for Table Mountain hike with lionsheadhike.com. The time it takes to hike Table Mountain is better to make your stay in Cape Town, a special holiday.

 

Table Mountain has so much more to offer than walks — the different rocks, indigenous plants, streams, local birds and hiking trails – is all a way to sightsee Cape Town. These represent a soul of the mountain, and with visiting Table Mountain soil, you’ll see on lionsheadhike.com tours the flora of the Cape: The National Park contains more plants than the United Kingdom, many of them endemic. Learn about the history of Table Mountain and indulge yourself in the scents, bird calls, the trickle of a stream, clicking frogs, atmospheric cloud – all mix to deceive the senses.

Reason #1 Why you should hike Table Mountain.

We at lionsheadhike.com pride in sharing the momentous mountain views with others. If you are asking why you hike Table Mountain, the answer can be as easy as the rewarding views. Hiking Table Mountain routes with lionsheadhike.com is a much more satisfying and safe experience than if you hike Table Mountain alone or take the Aerial Cableway. Conquering the flat top mountain on foot is the only way to get a real sense of its height, length, and trails. In addition to the views and gaining an understanding of the height of Table Mountain are the intangibles: the joy of climbing Table Mountain, the fun of discovering more, in a safe environment than you could find out on your own, with the aid of lionsheadhike.com.

Reason #2 Why Table Mountain hikes are unbelievable.

 

It’s an undeniable local fact that the majority expect beautiful views when hiking Table Mountain. Even with the first reason, there are times when a Table Mountain hike goes way up and above the clouds. The cloud covering Table Mountain is called the Table for the reason that it looks like a white table sheet. Hiking Table Mountain on days when there are no views because of the cloud is a perfect opportunity to take in more nature and the city of Cape Town before going skyward.

 

Table Mountain’s location next to Cape Town city does little to take away from the natural wonder. The protected area of Table Mountain National Park maintains several routes, taking you up trails and off-the-beaten-track. These Table Mountain hike trails go beyond the city, into nature and solitude. Complete silence can be heard from the isolation of hikes including India Venster and Skeleton Gorge. Platteklip Gorge, on the other hand, is rather busy so you may not get too much peace. If that doesn’t work for you and you, crave a different type of landscape, notice Table Mountain’s Fynbos, flora, and fauna. There’s much more to the mountain than meets the eye with a Table Mountain hike tour.

 

Table Mountain hikes with lionsheadhike.com are full of adventure. Table Mountain’s numerous hiking trails each offer something unique. India Venster trail provides scrambling and exposure to heights, Platteklip Gorge delivers familiar landscapes with excellent pictures of Cape Town, Skeleton Gorge is best for secluded nature in a pristine area of Table Mountain. No experience needed to join lionsheadhike.com Table Mountain hikes, merely a sense of adventure. A competent mountain guide from Lion’s Head Hike ensures a safe and optimized experience for all tourists, including our most frequent American and Johannesburg clients.

 

Cape Town hiking is first for more than just the views you get on Table Mountain. For travelers or locals looking for things to do in Cape Town; for those that like exploring off-the-beaten trails; for those travelers with an inquisitive mind or a want day trips in Cape Town; and for those that want to hike the best trails on Table Mountain (which includes views from distinctive angles), hiking Table Mountain with lionsheadhike.com Cape Town tours can meet your expectations and likely exceed them. Those hikes up Table Mountain where you discover yourself in the cloud with zero visibility wouldn’t disappoint you because remind yourself that Table Mountain hike isn’t the views it provides, but the landscape and nature, fauna and flora also as the weather.

Reason #3 Why Table Mountain hike is not to be missed.

 

Most people who prefer Table Mountain hike (as opposed to taking the cable car) walk the path for more than mere views. Some prefer to be challenged – a Table Mountain hike can be both physically, mentally or both; others crave a different kind of solitude found on the trails of Table Mountain. No matter your reason for a Table Mountain trek, route choice on Table Mountain plays a vital role in how much you find terrific trails and your calling on Table Mountain. Table Mountain hiking trails in Cape Town have varied levels of ability and fitness generally dictate route choice, personal preferences usually override. I’ve had many folks brave up to their fear of Table Mountain height for the sake of adventure or the chance to experience the wilder elements of hiking Cape Town. Table Mountain is one of those walks in Cape Town that exist.

 

Table Mountain hiking is as robust and bold or as restful as a walk in Cape Town could be. The trick to hike Table Mountain is to travel with somebody who is aware of all the national park routes. Therefore, you’ve got a selection. A little bit of adventure on Table Mountain Cape Town tours, but lots of nature; lots of physical activity on the trips and a challenge, best views, a lot of flat top walking and everything else you could want with lionsheadhike.com – the Cape Town trekking company who will be able to customise a hike, helping you better understand Cape Town’s trails and routes. Walking Table Mountain offers such allot more than other Cape Town hikes because of the challenge and views. Table Mountain routes we provide at lionsheadhike.com include the three most well-liked trails in Cape Town. The first is Skeleton Gorge, then Platteklip Gorge, and lastly India Venster. These three hikes are part of lionsheadhike.com Cape Town tours.

Off-the-beaten-track Table Mountain hike.

 

Table Mountain climbing offers many difficult trails that involve scrambling and exposure to heights (narrow ledges). No experience needed for Table Mountain tours with lionsheadhike.com, only a good head for Table Mountain height, a way of hiking up with our trip. Routes up Table top Mountain trails, leading up lush gorges and around centers go off-the-beaten-track, some trails in Cape Town are not well known and are accessible only by hiring a mountain guide. Table Mountain cost is less with lionsheadhike.com because our hiking tours include the Aerial Cableway price. Less stress about selecting the best Table Mountain route and plenty of wildlife. Cape Town hiking tours are best done with lionsheadhike.com.

 

But a good enough reason for most who climb Table Mountain is precisely a chance to get absorbed with the Mother City and to revel in peace. Despite Table Mountains distance to Cape Town, the hiking trails in Cape Town offer a lot of solitude. Hiking Cape Town takes you to wild places where you can feel far from the city and civilization. Table Mountain hikes for a respite from the hustle and bustle of the town and to get off-the-beaten-track. Several Table Mountain hikes lead past hidden gems: caves or spectacular vantage points or rock-formations or rare plant species that are easy to miss if hiking without a guide.

 

Finally, what better way to get some exercise than to climb a mountain? What better physical activity than scrambling up the imposing sides of Table Mountain? And then to relish the sense of accomplishment gained from your efforts and, in some cases, courage.

 

Having said all that, the choice to hike Table Mountain isn’t for all. Some are comfortable taking the cable car to the summit, and there’s nothing wrong with that. However if you like nature, or you have an inquisitive mind, or you’re sporting, or you’re keen to experience a lot of Table Mountain (and, within the company of our guides, learn more), or you like a more authentic experience of the mountain and revel in getting off the tourist trail, or you crave a substantial exercising, then come hike Table Mountain with us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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?