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The best way to spend a Sunday in Cape Town

Anything to do with lions gets me excited, so when I'm lucky enough to be in South Africa on a game drive, a lion sighting gives me goose bumps. But this time I'm in Cape Town, and the lion in the story is actually a mountain.


Instead of going up the majestic Table Mountain in a cable car, we're hiking up Lion's Head Mountain, which sits along side its more well known neighbour.



It's a beautiful winter's Cape Town day, and I'm happy to get out in the fresh air and get some overdue exercise after some mega South African indulgences over the past few days. 


As we hit the track, I'm surprised at how many other people have the same idea, but it's a sunny Sunday and it's good to see so many people making the most of it. 



It's a steep climb, and we start off at a good pace as we've set ourselves a target of under an hour to reach the summit. It's fairly ambitious, but with a reasonable fitness level definitely achievable. 


The views en route are stunning and show Cape Town off at its finest. And the bonus is that you climb in the shadow of Table Mountain, so you get that view as well as the breathtaking one below.



Then, in 45 minutes, we've reached the top!


Follow this up with an afternoon of lunch and wine tasting in Stellenbosch only half an hour out of Cape Town and you have a perfect Sunday.


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Written by: Jenny Rowland
Published: 2 June 2017

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