I recently did a sunrise hike in Cape Town. Pictures of Lion’s Head are typically included in posts about Cape Town’s picturesque beauty. On the hike, you get views of Table Mountain, Camps Bay and Clifton and eventually at the top, the rest of Cape Town and the nearby Cedarberg.
It is winter, so the sunrise was only at 7:40am, we started the hike from the base at approximately 6:30 and got up in less than an hour. We took the walk slow but those who are more fit or who are more pressed for time can make it up in half an hour (I’ve done it in 35 mins when trying to catch the sunrise :))
Once at the top, I managed to get some time lapses, they are rather short but nothing super- exciting happens in them except for the beautiful views and the clouds. One was taken when the lights were still on:
And the other one was taken about 15 mins later when the sun had come up and lights have been turned off:
The hike is a relatively easy hike, although there are steep parts where ladders and climbing railing will need to be used, there is a detour that doesn’t involve vertical climbs. I have not used that route before so I can not share too much information on it.
Remember to take a torch if you’re hiking in the dark and always hike in groups because there have been instances of robbery in the area There is talk of converting the three peaks into a fee-collecting tourist attraction with cable car and all so get hiking before that happens! 🙂 The feeling of accomplishment you get after reaching the top with the beautiful views is unbeatable 😀
All photos and videos were taken with my iPhone so the quality isn’t the best but the beauty of Cape Town still shines through 🙂