When you hear about hiking in Cape Town you will instantly think of Table Mountain, but the lesser unknown Lions Head is an essential must for all thrill seekers. Lions Head is one that will definitely test your calf muscles. As you continue winding your way up climbing Lions Head the trail will start to narrow out. It then becomes a single path with an aggressive drop on the left. From hear you will have points where you will have to climb ladders to reach the next part of the climb. This can be and easy and enjoyable climb but be careful not to do it on a piping hot day as this could prove to be a hard work. Lions Head is a sight. With its alluring position high above Cape Town it offers spectacular views of both Table Mountain as well as Camps bay and the city itself. The two-hour climb is enjoyable with Table Mountain watching over every step and great views of the city and the ocean. The best time to climb Lions head is at Sunset. Enjoy sundowners as the sun sets over Cape Town and Table Mountain or you can do a full moon hike and get great views from the top as Cape Town lights sparkle in the night. climbing Lions Head is undeniably awesome. Definitely lives up to the hype but be warned it is not as easy going as you will be leading to believe.