I had the privilege of spending the last two weeks of July this year in South Africa.
Five of those days were spent in Cape Town. While there are a lot of things do to in Cape Town and our group did a lot (MORE posts to come on this) we decided to get on top of two mountains: Lion’s Head and Table Mountain.
My trip was through work so we already had it planned to take the cableway up Table Mountain so we decided to hike up Lion’s Head. I would highly suggest doing this hike. It was quick, it took our group about three hours round trip, and it was a fun hike. It is a clear easy path in the beginning and then a little bit of climbing at the end. Not extremely difficult but challenging in a fun way if you are used to hiking. The views on top, as expected, were incredible and it was good to get our legs moving after 22 hours of flying. When finished we were hungry for lunch and headed to Burger & Lobster in Greenmarket Square. And we had just that burger’s and lobsters. I got the trio plate which was a cheeseburger, lobster roll, and lobster bisque. YUM!
I also really enjoyed the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. The cable car, that opened in 1929, can hold 65 people and as it begins the flour rotates so during the four to five minute ride you get a 360 degree view.
We were lucky enough to be up there for sunset—it was such a beautiful moment. You could see the entirety of Cape Town and we had clear skies to enjoy a colorful sunset.
We also decided we wanted to see Cape Town in one more “high” way….paragliding. Next post about this experience!
I don’t want to read your post, what should I know?
- YOU must hiked at least one mountain while in Cape Town
Lion’s Head hike takes about three hours
There is some climbing towards the top but not extremely difficult
Table Mountain is amazing, especially at sunset