Looming above Cape Town and the surrounding ocean like a sentinel, Lion’s Head is an iconic piece of the city’s wondrous topography. At 669 meters above sea level, its peak offers panoramic views of the city, Table Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, making it a wildly popular destination for hiking enthusiasts (and a top spot for Instagrammers).
A relatively short hike (around two to three hours), the Lion’s Head trail winds its way around the mountain, offering incredible views along the way (that still pale in comparison to what’s visible from the summit).