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Signal Hill, Cape Town, , South Africa

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Free, Popular with locals, Family-friendly

It's a fairly easy hike to the top of Lion's Head, a peak at one end of Signal Hill (take a look at it from afar and you'll understand where the name comes from: the whole mountain resembles a lion in repose). Throughout the climb, you'll be greeted by various vantage points over the ocean, the city, and even neighboring Table Mountain itself. Locals love to climb up just before sunset to have sundowners at the top—just be sure to get back down before it gets too dark.

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Lion's Head

It's a fairly easy hike to the top of Lion's Head, a peak at one end of Signal Hill (take a look at it from afar and you'll understand where the name comes from: the whole mountain resembles a lion in repose). Throughout the climb, you'll be greeted by various vantage points over the ocean, the city, and even neighboring Table Mountain itself. Locals love to climb up just before sunset to have sundowners at the top—just be sure to get back down before it gets too dark.