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Alongside Table Mountain is the distinctive shaped mountain slope, Lions Head. This proud lion overlooks the city and Table Bay on one side, and the scenic Atlantic Ocean coastline on the other. On a clear day the views are spectacular and great for taking photographs, particularly of Robben Island. Catch your breath along the steep path while admiring the great views which will inspire you to carry on further. You will wind your way around the lions head until you reach the chains taking you to the very top. The chains are there to assist you as you scramble up a section of rocky faces. They add an element of adventure, but be cautious and take it slowly.
Not suitable for young children and the elderly. There is an alternate route to miss the chains but the path is still quite steep.

   
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Starting Point: Signal Hill Road, at the Base of the forestry rd.
Ending Point:
As for starting point.
Walk Duration: 2 ½ - 3 hours (Add on for stops)
Type of Terrain:
Gravel road, Rocky single track, Steep section with chains to pull yourself up, ladders.
Difficulty:
The majority of the walk is steep but easy going. The last section is very steep and you need to use chains to climb up a section of boulders, which increases the difficulty of this walk.
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Route Description and Map:
Route Description:

• At the top of Kloof Nek turn into Signal Hill Road. Shortly after you have turned into the road you will find parking on the right and left hand side.
• The path begins on a steep gravel road heading up and to the left.
• The road winds its way around the side of the mountain until it becomes a single track.
• Stick the path as it continues winding its way upwards.
• You will come to a fork in the path. The steep option, up to the right, bypasses the chains on the way to the top. It’s still very steep and beware of the sheer drops.
• The other fork continues up and further around the side of the mountain to the chains.
• At the chains you will need to scramble up the rocks using the chains to assist you. Proceed with caution.
• The last section of path takes you to the top.
• Take a packed picnic and enjoy the scenic views before returning back down the same path.
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