Full Moon Lion’s Head Hike

Nicole Itzkowitz
August 12, 2014

You have to do a full moon hike up Lion’s Head when you’re in Cape Town. We finally had the opportunity to do it on Sunday night because the weather was perfect and the sky was clear! We got to the base of Lion’s Head just as the sun was beginning to set, but once we were about halfway up the mountain we had an incredible view of the sun dipping down behind the water of Camp’s Bay. We continued upwards and about an hour later made it to the peak. Because it is such a popular activity, the top of the mountain was packed with other moon spectators enjoying the evening. We ate our dinner and marveled at the sparkling city below, enjoying the cool breeze before heading back down the mountain. It was a bit scary climbing down the rocks in the dark, but overall an awesome experience!


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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Hi! My name is Nicole and I am a junior at the University of Rochester, originally from the suburbs of New York City. I am majoring in public health with minors in biology and studio arts. I love ethnic foods, Halloween, the color purple, strange artwork and marine animals. You can find me around campus volunteering as an EMT, planning on-campus concerts, or hanging out in Starbucks. My dream is to one day have a pet tortoise. I am excited to study public health in Cape Town next semester and share my experiences through photography!</span></p>

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