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Hiking Lions Head

I am fitness enthusiast just like it says in my bio. I love all things related to adventure and hiking is one of the tops on my list. There are a lot of mountains and Hiking terrains in South Africa but having made a bit of research, I discovered that Lions Head is quite an easy one, a lot of people go up there every time and there is no need for a tour guide hence I decided to do it.

Lions Head

Lions Head

On the morning of my hike, I got dropped off at the foot of the mountain as I had to go alone since my friends who were locals had work and other things to attend to. Just as I set foot, I saw a couple of guys who were also travelers ran up to them and asked if it was ok to join them and yeah I did. Armed with a selfie stick, pull overs and snacks I was ready to conquer.

Lions Head

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I have no idea why the mountain is called Lions Head and the closest  I got was a mirage which seemed like a lion on it’s haunches.

Lions Head

The hike was really fun and we stopped at intervals just to get a view and take pictures of the awesome city of Capetown!

Cape Town South Africa

View from Lions Head

View from Lions Head

I could also see the aerial view of Robben Island which I blogged about here.

Robben Island

40minutes into the hike, I was a bit tired as I hadn’t hiked in a while but I was determined to complete.

 

Moving further up, I saw this guy with a walking stick descending the mountain, this gave me all the boost I needed to proceed.

Lions Head

After a couple of hurdles and more awesome sceneries of the city.

Lions Head

Hiking Lions Head

I finally made it to top and trust me, the saying that the view is better at the top is overwhelmingly true, I had to shed some clothing as it was pretty hot and although the clouds were messing with my pictures of the city below, I was able to get a couple. I was 2195 feet above sea level and it was awesome.

On top of Lions Head

The View from Lions Head

On top of Lions Head, Capetown South Africa

Capetown South Africa

How I wore my Maju

Capetown, South Africa

Capetown, South Africa

Have you ever gone hiking? If yeah! Kindly share names and location, If not, I wouldn’t mind knowing what terrains you intend to conquer. I have Kilimanjaro and someday Mount Everest on my list. Kindly share yours below!!!

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16 Comments

  • Reply kodi February 27, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Yay!!! So jealous right now. This looks like a lot of fun! The view is amazing! God give me your gingah to do such things!! Welldone!!

    • AE
      Reply AE February 27, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      lol…Thanks dearie!

  • Reply sammy February 27, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Anu i am your manager, i repeat i am now your manager/handbag, ur ‘mtn'(everywhere u go) ?…. nice experience! Mama adventure

    • AE
      Reply AE February 27, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      lmao…Sammy ooooo!!!

  • Reply tayussleek February 27, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    hike? thanks but no thanks..lol.. you on the other hand have got some “liver”(the way we say it) and am proud of you..fun adventure… nice pictures fantastic write up

    • AE
      Reply AE February 27, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      lol…Yes Hike, u should try it out and probably start with not so high peaks…Thanks too.

  • Reply hammednice@gmail.com February 27, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    I don’t have much to say but am really proud of you…. love your experience so far, keep it up dear…..

    • AE
      Reply AE February 27, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you dear!

  • Reply Olopade sesan February 27, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    wooow,my people must see this…nice one sis,much love

    • AE
      Reply AE February 28, 2016 at 11:13 am

      lol…thanks dearie! Dont hesitate to share!

  • Reply Kofoworola February 28, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Hehehehe, nice view.

    • AE
      Reply AE March 1, 2016 at 8:26 am

      Lol…I know right

  • Reply Olushola Ojo February 29, 2016 at 10:10 am

    AE. Was really expecting you will be playing hide and seek with lions . when I saw the BC ., I exclaimed Anu with lions again. Asakasa … Lol. But all same I got entertained. Really feel like joining you honestly. You amazing !

    • AE
      Reply AE March 1, 2016 at 8:27 am

      Lol…ha ha ha…Thank you!

  • Reply Eva March 3, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Chavez Anzac an z kwanza s bean z a nzavxms. Ana z czanvdjqdcdmzbmxvanx maxvaczacnzxgkgvxvakxwcwbfmwx a AC. Jac ax am came bdvcdnmfnqkvxavxbaxcaxkvakca AC avxjaxbakx c akcvjqnkbvldbkfwchqvclwcbavcqlbdkbqxhixbqbcbqcbqbcj. Keep doing what you’re doing. Cheers Anu…

    • AE
      Reply AE March 12, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Errrr…Thanks dear

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