Cape Town 3rd part; Lion's Head Evening Solo Hike (669masl)

4 Days Solo Trip in Summer South Africa (Cape Town City)
February 06 to 10, 2018


This is the third part of my personal challenge TRIPLE SOLO DAY HIKE in CAPE TOWN's TABLE MOUNTAIN THREE PEAKS (Devil's Peak, Table Mountain and Lion's Head). I did this to maximize my time on this area, save UBER ride fees and to challenge my signs of aging. Lion's Head has the easiest trail and the lowest among the three peaks. I finished the hike from ascent on less than 2 hours with more than 200m altitude gain. No registration fees and guide not required (trail is well recognizable). The trail is smooth, requires some ladder, chain, stapel, and very exposed to radiation. Hydration and sun protection is a must. I have only less than a liter drinking water on the entire hike wearing only a shirt and casual shorts. Challenge successful :)

Lion's Head (669masl) is a mountain in Cape Town, between Table Mountain and Signal Hill. The peak forms part of a dramatic backdrop to the city of Cape Town and is part of the Table Mountain National Park.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion%27s_Head_(Cape_Town)

Day 1: February 7, 2018 Wednesday
Breakfast buffet; Exchange $100=11,800 Rand
0830H ETD Hostel; UBER to Table Mountain 276 Rand; Water 31 Rand
0920H start hiking; 1130H Devil's Peak (1,001masl)
1300H ETA Base; Refreshments 62 Rand
1400H start hiking; very exhausted (the most difficult among the 3 peaks)
1700H Table Mountain Summit (1,085masl); Rice with Beef meal 178 Rand; Cable Car one-way 150 Rand
1900H ETD Table Mountain; UBER to Lion's Head Mountain 30 Rand; Water 37 Rand
1940H start hiking; night hike, long queuing, reached around 600masl
2100H ETD Lion's Head; UBER to hostel 41 Rand; KFC lunch box 50 Rand; Honeybadger Resto beers 72 Rand
Total: 927 Rand

Cape Town 3rd part; Lion's Head Evening Solo Hike (669masl)

Cape Town 3rd part; Lion's Head Evening Solo Hike (669masl)

Cape Town 3rd part; Lion's Head Evening Solo Hike (669masl)

Cape Town 3rd part; Lion's Head Evening Solo Hike (669masl)

Cape Town 3rd part; Lion's Head Evening Solo Hike (669masl)

Cape Town 3rd part; Lion's Head Evening Solo Hike (669masl)

Cape Town 3rd part; Lion's Head Evening Solo Hike (669masl)

Cape Town 3rd part; Lion's Head Evening Solo Hike (669masl)

Cape Town 3rd part; Lion's Head Evening Solo Hike (669masl)

Cape Town 3rd part; Lion's Head Evening Solo Hike (669masl)

Cape Town 3rd part; Lion's Head Evening Solo Hike (669masl)

Cape Town 3rd part; Lion's Head Evening Solo Hike (669masl)


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