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March 02, 2013

The majestic Lion’s Head – a photo essay

Boots on the ground, one step at a time, eyes forward – the ascent of Lion’s Head begins. This scenic three- to four-hour hike is suitable for beginners and experienced climbers alike.

The route twists around the mountain, giving hikers the opportunity to view Cape Town from several sides. The winding path is the only way to ascend Lion’s Head, and so is a great place to meet other hikers.

Apart from the beautiful views of the Peninsula, Lion's Head is also a favourite Cape Town spot to view the full moon.

And for the daring, rock climbing and paragliding from the summit are bucket-list musts.

Sometimes there's quite a queue to get to the top. Photo courtesy of warrenski

A view of Sea Point and the Atlantaic seaboard. Photo courtesy of coda

Straight to the point. Photo courtesy of coda

Silhouetted against the setting sun. Photo courtesy of coda

The shadow of the beast. Photo courtesy of coda

It's a long way up to the summit ... Photo courtesy of flowcomm

The lion's golden mane at sunset. Photo courtesy of coda

Lion's Head is in the background and its doppelganger, Little Lion's Head, in the foreground. Photo courtesy of coda

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