Cape Town is a city that loves the outdoors. While other places may attract visitors with fancy shopping and trendy clubs, Cape Town prefers to keep it natural. She shows off her beaches, mountains and countryside whenever the opportunity arises. In fact, the Mother City is a place that inspires you to take in the Great Outdoors.
Hiking is an ever-popular pursuit among Cape Town’s active visitors and residents. There’s no shortage of windy paths through the Helderberg or Cederberg Mountains. In fact, mountains are so predominant that Table Mountain is practically synonymous with the city. But perhaps the best hike of all is up Lion’s Head, Cape Town’s “little” mountain.
Compared to Table Mountain, Lion’s Head looks unimpressive. The views from the top, however, are anything but. The trek up Lion’s Head is something that can be done in just a few hours, as opposed to the full day commitment other mountains demand. You might hear that it’s more of a walk than a hike, but this is an understatement. It’s a real hike that gives you a chance to test out your rock climbing skills if you choose, or opt for the gentler path around the top.
The beauty of Lion’s Head is the 360 degree look at Cape Town it provides. As you make your way to the top, you alternate between views of the Twelve Apostles mountain range over Camps Bay, the shiny water surrounding Robben Island and the slick skyscrapers of downtown – all the elements that make up this complex town. And once you reach the tip of the Lion, it’s Cape Town views on steroids!
So, go on. Book your flights to Cape Town and enjoy Cape Town’s outdoors!