See The Worlds Most Beautiful Places, Before you Die?
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.