33° 56′ 5″ S, 18° 23′ 21″ E

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Dramatic backdrop to the city of Cape Town

Views of both the city and the Atlantic Seaboard

Lion's Head is a mountain peak located in Cape Town, South Africa. It is part of the Table Mountain National Park and is a popular hiking destination for tourists and locals alike. The peak stands at 669 meters above sea level and offers panoramic views of the city, Table Mountain, and the Atlantic Ocean. The hiking trail to the top is relatively easy and can take about 2-3 hours to complete round trip. It's important to note that the trail can be closed due to adverse weather conditions, such as strong winds or heavy rain.

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Located in Cape Town, South Africa, between Table Mountain and Signal Hill.

How to get there:

To get to Lion’s Head in South Africa, you can take a taxi, a private car or a bus to the base of the mountain. The most common starting point for the hike is the Lion’s Head parking lot, which is located at the foot of the mountain on Signal Hill Road.

If you are in Cape Town, you can take a taxi or an Uber to the parking lot. If you are driving yourself, you can use GPS to navigate to the parking lot. Alternatively, you can take a bus or a minibus taxi to the nearby Kloof Nek Road and then walk to the start of the hike from there.

Once you arrive at the parking lot, you can start the hike by following the well-marked trail. The trail is relatively easy and doesn’t require any special equipment or experience. However, it’s important to wear comfortable hiking shoes and to bring plenty of water and sunscreen with you, as the hike can take a few hours and can be quite strenuous.

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