On a recent trip to Cape Town, I made like the locals and hiked up Lion's Head for the first time. The trail circles its way all around the mountain and it's the best place to get a 360-idea of the cape with views of Table Mountain, Robben Island, Clifton and the City Bowl.
I think I took about 300 pictures on this gorgeous sunset hike as the views and light just kept changing. The fynbos still had blooms, people were smiling and happy in the golden sunlight despite the challenging climb and the clouds played along too. These are my favourites.
Table Mountain looks pretty mighty from up here, especially towering over the dwarfed green shirts on the rocky tip tops.
We were lucky in that there weren't hundreds of people on the walk. Sometimes it can get very busy and you have to queue to climb the ladders and grab the chain handle to circumnavigate the rocks. I won't lie, it's a little bit scary, but once at the top everyone celebrates the achievement of summiting Lion's Head.
And your reward is countless dreamy sunset scenes.
I dassie-hopped to the rock edges to have my picture snapped overlooking the city below - can you see Robben Island in the ocean to the right of the image?
ON my next trip to the mother city, I'll definitely be doing this again.