Monday, 13 January 2014

Lions Head South Africa

Lion's Head is a beautiful distinctive shape mountain in Cape Town, South Africa; it is located between Table Mountain and Signal Hill with the peaks of 2195 ft, above sea level. Lions Head peak forms part of a dramatic backdrop to the city of Cape Town and is part of the Table Mountain National Park. The suburbs of the city surround the peak and Signal Hill on almost all sides. The proud lion overlooks the city and Table Bay on one side, and the scenic Atlantic Ocean coastline on the other side.

It’s a great picnic place with the way it’d be scaled Lion's Head the panoramic views of the Mother City and its surrounding coastline were superb. Lion’s Head was famous with Leeuwen Kop (Lion Head’s) in the 17th century, and Signal Hill was as Leeuwen Staart (Lion’s Tail). Lion's Head shape resembles a crouching lion or a sphinx, and it is famous for outstanding views over the city. This place is famous for the hour long walk to the top is mainly popular during full moon, and slopes are also famous for launching point for paragliders. Hiking Lion's Head at full moon is something that you have to do at least once.

Moreover; the upper part of the peak consists of flat-lying Table Mountain sandstone and the lower slopes are formed by the Cape Granite and the Malmesbury formation, which are older Precambrian rocks. Lion's Head is covered in fynbos with a remarkably rich biodiversity that supports a diversity of small animals. Lion's Head is covered in endangered Granite Fynbos, which fades into Peninsula Shale Renosterveld on the lower slopes towards Signal Hill in the north. Right on the summit of Lion's Head however, is a tiny patch of endangered Sandstone Fynbos, a different ecosystem that is also found nearby on the top of Table Mountain. Lion’s Head is perfect place for viewing sun rising, and sun setting. On a sunny day the views from Lions peak are spectacular and great opportunity for taking photographs of the Cape Peninsula and Robben Island.  

Source: Charismatic Planet