Full moon hike up Lions Head
Hiking up Lions Head at full moon is a great Capetonian tradition. The hike itself takes about an hour to an hour and a half up, and then about an hour down. So no need to leave work early. The mountain tends to be quite busy on any evening and especially full moon, so don’t expect a romantic evening of hiking alone.
To get there drive to the top of Kloof Nek and take the first road to the right. Follow this road for about a km, until you see all the cars parked on the right hand side of the road. Park here and after enjoying the already amazing view of the city, head up the jeep track behind you.
The jeep track winds around Lions Head so after 5 minutes walking you come to some outstanding views over Camps Bay and the 12 apostles. Follow the road around until you overlook Bantry Bay. Here the wide road becomes a smaller path which continues to wind around the mountain until you are above your car and overlooking the city again. Here the path becomes quite narrow and you need to negotiate a ladder and a couple of precipitous ledges. (only those with a real fear of heights need to worry. The path is quite wide and clear)