Lion’s Head Secret Summit

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Lion's Head, Cape Town



(includes water & snacks)

Private (group)


coffee/tea & rusks

Indemnity documents may be required.

Get away from the crowds and join us as we take you off the beaten track to reach the summit of Lion's Head. All fitness levels welcome!

  • The usual hike up Lion's Head can get quite crowded, join us as we take you up the routes less travelled to reach the summit.
  • Not that adventurous? Or perhaps worried about your fitness level? Not a problem at all! We tailor the route to suit your needs.
  • We are qualified guides and we know this mountain like the back of our hands. Trust us to always put safety first.
  • We provide beverages and some snacks to get you to the top.

Moderate fitness level preferable, but please chat to us beforehand if you have concerns.

There are no restrooms available at Lion's Head. Please visit restrooms before you arrive.

Starting times vary, please select sunrise option or sunset option.

If you do not have a car, please take an Uber/Taxi. Parking is limited at Lion's Head.

Beverages and some snacks will be provided

The experience lasts approximately 3 hours.

Cape Town weather is unpredictable - experience will be cancelled if safety is a concern.

secret summit

One of your experienced guides will meet you at the designated meeting spot (see link for exact location). We will commence the hike up Lion’s Head as soon as everyone is ready. There are quite a few exciting routes up Lion’s Head, far from the hustle and bustle of the main route. Therefore, depending on how adventurous the group feels, we can tailor the route. As mentioned, we always put safety first, so the guide will assess the fitness levels of the group and ensure that everybody gets to the top safely. We will stop for photo opportunities and a rest whenever necessary. Once we summit, we will enjoy the views, have another rest and then head back down the mountain.

We recommend taking a taxi/Uber to the meeting spot. However, if you do have a car, parking during peak times can sometimes be limited. Our meeting point is at the Kramat (a burial place which is further down the road). Please see the link for the exact location.

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Are children allowed?

For the hiking experiences, we do not recommend bringing along children under 12. However, if the parent feels that their child is capable of hiking up a mountain, the possibility can be discussed with the guide beforehand.

For food/beach experiences children are welcome, bearing in mind that it will still be the parent’s responsibility to ensure children are safe in the water/beach at all times.

Are bathrooms available during the tour?

We are mostly in nature, therefore, there are no public toilets available.

What do we do in case of bad weather?

Our experiences are weather dependent. The guides will always check the weather reports and if it is too windy/misty/rainy we will have to cancel the experience. Guests will receive a full refund in that case and hopefully we can reschedule. That’s Cape Town for you… four seasons in one day!

Do you support corporate, or private events?

We absolutely do! We can accommodate a variety of special requests. Please get in touch with us, and let’s see what we can put together for you.

What should I bring with me?

For the hiking experiences, please ensure you wear appropriate footwear. Please do not wear sandals or shoes without grip.  In summer it is essential to wear sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. In winter, please ensure you layer well and always bring a windbreaker. We can always bring extra gear on loan if necessary, just chat to us beforehand.  We provide water, but you are welcome to bring your own small bottle if necessary.

For the beach/food experiences, comfort is key! It’s a relaxing experience where you will be sitting on the beach – feel free to bring swimwear/towels/sandals. As per above, in summer  it is essential to wear sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. In winter, please ensure you layer well and always bring windbreaker. We can always bring extra gear on loan if necessary (including snorkeling gear/wetsuits etc)



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"100% lekker as Capetonians woud say! To everyone visiting Cape Town, you should absolutely book with The Secret Adventurer - views and nature are incredible. Out of all the available tours, I am so glad I choose this one!"

Katrin, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany

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