update (29 January 2019): The reopening of Lion's Head to the public has been pushed back due to the fires on 27/28 January 2019 that damaged the infrastructure on the mountain. The reopening was originally scheduled for the 15 February 2019. As of yet, South African National Parks (SANParks) is unable to determine a new date for the reopening of Lion's Head. We'll keep you posted!
The popular Lion's Head spiral hiking trail in Cape Town's Table Mountain National Park will be fully closed from 07 January 2019 until 15 February 2019 due to much needed maintenance. No access will be permitted to hikers or runners via the track entrance along Signal Hill Drive. This includes the restriction on access after sunset and before sunrise. Due to the maintenance in progress South African National Parks (SANParks) cannot guarantee the safe passage of visitors along the path way and hence the entire trail will be closed. Signal Hill will remain open to the public as a viewing point.