Map Guide Lion's Head near Cape Town, South Africa, by Tony Lourens
Rock climber and designer Tony Lourens is the publisher of the Map Guide series, here introducing the Lion's Head near Cape Town, South Africa.
[...] On just about any day, come rain or sun you will find groups of people making their way up to the top of this ever-popular summit. Some you will see in the early hours of the morning taking in some fresh dawn exercise, iPod plugged into ears as they jog briskly up, and others you will see in the late afternoon taking the dog for a stroll through the silver tree forests. But on warm summer evenings this is an outing that is hard to beat. Many nature lovers and people who just like to see the spectacular views from the summit beacon, make their way up to the top armed with a rucksack filled with tasty snacks and a flask of tea or coffee or even a bottle of bubbly to toast to the magnificence of the situation and, indeed, the occasion. A very popular and really exceptional trip to make is the Full Moon Walk up Lion's Head. This, as is quite obvious, takes place on an evening when the moon is at its fullest and with, hopefully, a clear sky. Droves of locals and visitors alike tote their champagne and snacks up the circular walk to dine in the last rays of the setting sun, drink in the stunning 360 degree panoramic view and watch the rising orb of the full moon in an ambience that is simply unparalleled. Special care should be taken however on the descent, as things look very different at night and particularly with champagne bubbles bouncing around your head. Lion's Head is also very popular for paragliding. On a balmy day, when the warm air-thermals are working, you can see as many as 20 colourful parasails gliding through the skies to eventually land at La Med on the coastline. There are several launch spots, depending on the pilot's experience. You can also hook up with one of the Cape's paragliding companies for a tandem jump. Signal Hill is also a breathtaking place to visit. Accessible by car, it is a popular place for couples, as there are many places to be found on the grassy verges to spread your picnic blanket and enjoy a romantic sundowner, while taking in the superb vistas of the coastal suburbs and trendy coast-line, featuring the world-famous Clifton and Camps Bay beaches spread along the edge of the dazzling Atlantic Ocean. Lion's Head has the enviable position, by default, of being part of the magnificent Cape Floral region, which is one of, if not the, richest floral areas in the world. Apart from the splendid fynbos that covers the slopes of this remarkable mountain, Lion's Head has a very special prize growing across her flanks, in the region overlooking Kloof Nek. A spectacularly beautiful grove of silver trees stand proudly on the slopes only about 10 to 15 minutes walk from the car on the route up to the summit. They are a rare species and are endemic to very few areas, Lion's Head being one of the places where they flourish best. [...]
This is an excerpt from the Map Guide to Map Guide Lion's Head near Cape Town, South Africa, by Tony Lourens.
Title: Map Guide Lion's Head near Cape Town, South Africa
Type: Rock Climbing and Hiking Guide and Map
Author: Tony Lourens
Publisher: Blue Mountain Design & Publishing
Cape Town, South Africa
ISBN 9780986980411 / ISBN 978-0-9869804-1-1
Fold-up brochure, both-sided print, maps and photos
Lourens, Tony im Namibiana-Buchangebot
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