Clifton No 3
Giant granite boulders split the four linked beaches at Clifton, accessible by steps from Victoria Rd. Almost always sheltered from the...
The floor-to-ceiling windows at this minimalist restaurant and bar provide a vertigo-inducing vista over the crashing waves and rocks...
Overlooking Camps Bay, this 18th-century heritage-listed building, in wooded grounds, is perfect for the elegant restaurant it now...
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Lion’s Head information
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.