When in Cape Town, there’s nothing more rewarding than hiking Lion’s Head.
When I was here in January 2017, I hiked up to Lion’s Head during day time to get an overview of the city. I also remember I did it the first day I arrived to get an overview of the city. See that post here. Maybe that’s why I love Lion’s Head so much.
This time, I wanted to get up there to watch the sunset. I knew sunset was about 6:45 PM, so I took an Uber to the starting point and started hiking around 5:45 PM. I went on my own but ended up joining a group of 4 students who’d taken a trip from Stellenboch University to hike. Delia, Kyla, Janco and Jeandre was so helpful. They even helped me carry my tote bag with my camera in it when we had to climb. And when we got up there, they offered me an apple and a South African biscuit: Rusk.
It was definitely a great day for hiking. No wind, warm, sunshine, and a clear blue sky. We could even see the full moon, something that helped us a lot when we headed down after the hike and it was pitch black. From the top we could see the stars, Table Mountain, the 12 apostles, the city centre, and Camps Bay. Cannot get enough of that view. This is definitely not the last time I do this hike!
I encourage everyone who come to Cape Town and who’s gonna hike Lion’s Head to not be afraid of doing it on your own. You’ll always find someone to hike with and you never know what connections and relationships you’ll develop by doing it!