Lion’s Head

Lion’s Head information

Cape Town , South Africa
Signal Hill Rd
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It was the Dutch who coined the term Lion’s Head (Leeuwen Kop) for the giant nipple-like outcrop that overlooks Sea Point and Camps Bay. The main access is from the road leading to the top of Signal Hill just off Kloof Nek Rd, although there are also hiking routes up from the Sea Point side. It takes about 45 minutes to cover the 2.2km-hike from Kloof Nek to the 669m summit and it is deservedly popular. A lot of people do it as an early-morning constitutional and it’s a ritual to go up and watch the sun go down on a full-moon night. The moonlight aids the walk back down, although you should always bring a torch (flashlight) and go with company.