Take in the breathtaking view of Cape Town from the top of Lions Head, day or night.
At 669 metres above sea level it’s just about high enough view Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years), the Atlantic Seaboard and a windy stretch of beach called Blouberg on the other side of the bay. During the 17th century the British tried to call Lion’s Head the Sugar Loaf Mountain. The Dutch, however, felt that the mountain’s shape resembled a crouching lion and eventually settled on Leeuwen Kop (Lion’s Head).
Directions to Lion’s Head:
The entrance to Lions head can be found on Signal Hill Road, at the Base of Forestry Road. Coming from the centre of Town; drive up towards the mountain in the direction of Camps Bay, via Kloofnek Road. You will find the Lion’s Head turnoff at the lowest point between Table Mountain on the left and Lions Head on the right.