Skip to content

Lions Head - Majestic Mountain

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience hosted by Keith

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food

What you'll do

The experience starts at the Lion's Head parking area. We walk up the circular path to the start of the head proper. The route grade is "B". The views from the summit of Lions head at 660m is 360 degrees and totally breathtaking. You decide whether you want to take the more adventurous "chains" route or just a B scramble on a well established Path.
Other things to note
NOTE: If another time suits you we can change it. Lions Head is 670 meters high and we climb about 400 m, so a fair level of fitness is essential. There is mild exposure.
The experience starts at the Lion's Head parking area. We walk up the circular path to the start of the head proper. The route grade is "B". The views from the summit of Lions head at 660m is 360 degrees and totally breathtaking. You decide whether you want to take the more adventurous "chains" route or just a B scramble on a well established Path.
Other things to note
NOTE: If another time suits you we can change it. Lions Head is 670…

What's included

  • Food
    A small snack

Meet your host, Keith

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 92 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Keith is a fully qualified mountain guide and has climbed Table Mountain & Lion's Head over 1500 times exploring over 120 different routes on these majestic mountains alone. Keith has led hikes all over South Africa including multitudes of hikes in the Cederberg, Du Toit's Kloof Mountains, Koue Bokke Veld mountains and many more. So you will be in good hands :-).
If you would like to book a hike up Table Mountain on one of the following stunningly beautiful hikes, please let me know by visiting the following AirBnB Experience pages:

Table Mountain Platteklip Gorge (Very Easy - 2 to 3 hours):
NB NB - Message me & I'll open a time slot for this.
https://www.airbnb.ie/experiences/614937

Table Mountain - Llundudno Ravine (B+ grade - 4 hours):
NB NB - Message me & I'll open a time slot for this.
https://www.airbnb.ie/experiences/299618
Keith is a fully qualified mountain guide and has climbed Table Mountain & Lion's Head over 1500 times exploring over 120 different routes on these majestic mountains alone. Keith has led hikes all over South Africa including multitudes of hikes in the Cederberg, Du Toit's Kloof Mountains, Koue Bokke Veld mountains and many more. So you will be in good hands :-).
If you would like to book a hike up Table Mountain on one of the following stunningly beautiful hikes, please let me know by visi…
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more
From $35
/ person
Book for a private group
Sun, 9 May
$35 per person
$35 per person
Sun, 9 May
$35 per person
$35 per person
Mon, 10 May
$35 per person
$35 per person

Where you'll be

Lions Head is most probably the most hiked mountain in the world and the 360 degree views from the top are magnificent. Lions Head is a sandstone massif plonked on top of a mudstone layer which itself is on top of underlying Cape Granite. We can enjoy a bite on top while taking wrap around pictures before descending to the cars once more.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 92 reviews.

Lore
March 2020
We've had wonderful experience with Keith. He picked us up early in the morning and told us a lot of interesting facts and stories about the South African nature. He was also happy to take pictures of us so we could have beautiful memories of this magnificent sunrise hike.
We've had wonderful experience with Keith. He picked us up early in the morning and told us a lot of interesting facts and stories about the South African nature. He was also happy…
Jacob
March 2020
Keith picked me up for our morning hike on time, and hiked at a pace that I was comfortable with. Often when booking personal experiences (it was just Keith and I), you wonder if there will be any connection... We had conversations about rock climbing the mountain, fauna, Cape Town, our lives and much more which made the hike pleasant. This was a great experience! Thank you.
Keith picked me up for our morning hike on time, and hiked at a pace that I was comfortable with. Often when booking personal experiences (it was just Keith and I), you wonder if t…
Lynann
February 2020
I did a hike up Lionshead with Keith in February 2020. He was super knowledgeable and friendly, and found a good balance between being adventurous and accommodating my needs. I highly recommend him.
L. Quinn
February 2020
Great morning hike with Keithup to the top of Lion's Head. We meet some of his friends along the way. I chose the more difficult route and I'm glad I did. It was amazing and exhilarating. Glad I was able to do this before leaving Cape Town. Keith was an amazing host/guide. Very knowledgeable about the terrain, wildlife and view from the top. Would definitely recommend him and do it again with him as my guide.
Great morning hike with Keithup to the top of Lion's Head. We meet some of his friends along the way. I chose the more difficult route and I'm glad I did. It was amazing and exhila…
Alisa
February 2020
Great experience to hike with Keith, especially because he took me on a bit more challenging path up the mountain away from the crowds. He also knows a lot about the area and its wildlife which made the trip very interesting. Highly recomment to hike with him!
Great experience to hike with Keith, especially because he took me on a bit more challenging path up the mountain away from the crowds. He also knows a lot about the area and its w…
Vina
January 2020
Keith is such an amazing tour guide! We both learned so much information during our hike. Keith is so genuine and passionate about nature and trails, and it really showed during our experience. He made sure to go ahead of us at certain points so we could follow his technique, and also snapped some photos of us along the way! He was awesome, I would definitely book him again!
Keith is such an amazing tour guide! We both learned so much information during our hike. Keith is so genuine and passionate about nature and trails, and it really showed during ou…

Choose from available dates

Book for a private group
10 available
1 / 2

Activity advisory

Expert industry partners
Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Appropriate Hiking Shoes

1 litre water