LION’S HEAD HIKE COST
Lion’s Head is the mountain at the heart of Cape Town. A sunrise or sunset hike up Lion’s Head, is one of the top 10 things to do in Cape Town. Start your guided hike around 6:00am or 4:00pm depending on the season, your mountain guide will arrange a time with you that coincides with the best picture taking and weather conditions. It’s a shorter hike distance than Table Mountain and Lion’s Head is only 1-2 hours to reach the summit. Hike Lion’s Head company does hike up Lion’s Head at almost any time of day. The hike route is easy to medium intensity and the technical level of the Lion’s Head hike is 2 out of 5. That makes for some easy and great hiking just within minutes from the city.
Compared to other hikes of similar nature (excuse the pun!), Lion’s Head is value for money. The hike up Lion’s Head would include transportation to and from your accommodation*, your choice of coffee, hot chocolate or tea and freshly baked muffins.
Hiking gear such as illumination by flashlight or visibility jacket is even available at the discretion of your hiking guide.
WHAT TO EXPECT OF A LION’S HEAD HIKE?
The Lion’s Head hike takes you on a journey of one of the best hiking trails in Cape Town. The hike starts at a designated time with collection from your accommodation. Then, we drive to Lion’s Head to start the hiking trail. There are two choices for hiking trails up Lion’s Head. The first hiking trail up Lion’s Head is the Lion’s Head Chains. This route is a steep section of vertical rock for about 12 meters supported by chains. It is a route that is possible for beginners and advanced hikers. The second, easier route up Lion’s Head is the Spiral Route. This route has excellent view of the beaches and city alike. Both routes are possible, just let your hiking guide for Lion’s Head know that you are keen to do two different routes in one hike. At the Lion’s Head summit, your group or private hike will take photos and have enough time to enjoy some of the snacks and drinks provided by Hike Lion’s Head company. When finished taking photos and breathing in the marvelous view from on top of Lion’s Head, you will begin a decent down Lion’s Head mountain. On return from your journey, transport may be arranged back to your accommodation at no additional cost. You would have seen the summit of Lion’s Head and shared some amazing nature scenery along the hike.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF A LION’S HEAD HIKE?
The price to hike up Lion’s Head is $ 75.00 = R 1150.00. The guided hiking tour up Lion’s Head includes all necessary plans and preparations to hike up Lion’s Head, except your choice of clothing to wear on the day of the hike. A personal photographer / guide is even provided to take photos of your 2-3 hour journey up Lion’s Head mountain.
- Transportation within Cape Town.
- Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate.
- Snack and refresher drinks.
- Photographer / Hiking guide.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF A LION’S HEAD HIKE?
- Hiking clothing (Jacket, Shoes). Your hiking guide will advise you on the correct clothing to wear on the day of your hike. A recommended hiking gear includes a muli layer cotton clothing with a pull over wind breaker to keep out the wind. Closed shoes for running or hiking are recommended for your hike up Lion’s Head.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS FOR THE LION’S HEAD HIKE?
There are no additional costs to hike up Lion’s Head. $ 75.00 = R 1150.00 includes everything to hike up the Lion’s Head mountain.
DOES THE COST INCLUDE TRANSPORT TO LION’S HEAD MOUNTAIN?
Yes. A luxury SUV is used to transport all of our hiking clients to and from their accommodation in Cape Town.
WHAT IS THE BEST CLOTHING TO WEAR TO HIKE UP LION’S HEAD?
- Wear clothing in layers to take off when you get hotter during the hike up Lion’s Head.
- Closed shoes that cover both the toes and ankles are recommended, running shoes also work.