Lions Head Walk

Recently we decided to do the Lions Head Walk as everyone told us it was an easy walk and with Autumn approaching, the weather is cooler.

Well first off, it is not an easy walk. Initially the pathway is wide and it is easy to walk on, but it is a steep climb.

Then you reach steps and from there on, walking becomes more laboured until you reach the first ladder.Then it becomes climbing.

We turned around at the first ladder as we had no more water and it was getting rather warm.

I will definitly want to finish the climb one day, as the views over Cape Town is beautiful, but for now I'll show you my experience in images so that you can get a feeling for the walk.

Lions Head Walk in images

Lions Head Walk, Cape Town Nature, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

The walk starts here opposite a small parking area on Signal Hill Road.

Lions Head Walk, Cape Town Nature, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

The path is easy to walk on for the first part

Lions Head Walk, Cape Town Nature, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

The view across the upper surburbs of the City Bowl.

Lions Head Walk, Cape Town Nature, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

You start to see the Twelve Apostles in the background.

Lions Head Walk, Cape Town Nature, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

Camps Bay.

Lions Head Walk, Cape Town Nature, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

Yes, it is still a steady and steepish climb.

Lions Head Walk, Cape Town Nature, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

At the steps, things start getting serious as it is not as easy to walk now.

Lions Head Walk, Cape Town Nature, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

Sea Point with Robben Island in the background.

Lions Head Walk, Cape Town Nature, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

Signal Hill.

Lions Head Walk, Cape Town Nature, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

At this marker, you'll find another path taking you down to the Kramat. It is however not a nice walk as it is sandy with small pebbles letting you slide the whole time.

Lions Head Walk, Cape Town Nature, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

Lions Head looks very close.

Lions Head Walk, Cape Town Nature, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

Nice comfortable ledges allow you to take a rest and enjoy the view.

Lions Head Walk, Cape Town Nature, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

From this ladder it is a climb to the top. We turned here.

Lions Head Walk, Cape Town Nature, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

Look how crowded it can become in a short space of time.

Lions Head Walk, Cape Town Nature, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

On the walk down, the other path took us to the Signal Hill Kramat.

Lions Head Walk, Cape Town Nature, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

And some cannon from early Cape defense systems.

Lions Head Walk, Cape Town Nature, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

Resting our weary legs and enjoying nature.

Lions Head Walk, Cape Town Nature, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

The walk from the Kramat is an easy and level walk just above Signal Hill Drive.

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