Lion's Head a daredevil Instagram spot?

2014-01-06 10:43
Cape Town has been making waves as a tourist destination in international press lately, making a remarkable number of top tourist destination lists. 

It's latest accolade comes from the Huffington Post and will get extreme sports lovers rather excited. 

The US-based news site called the perky Capetonian peak 'the ultimate daredevil Instagram spot' and continued to describe it as "a picture-perfect mountaintop in South Africa... one of those places that just makes your mouth drop."

They added that although they had seen pretty extreme Instagram shots before, none quite lived up to the scenic and scary ones taken on top of Lion's Head, posting a few examples from the photo sharing app. 

This may come as quite a surprise to locals, as the mountain is a popular climb and considered to be fit for all fitness levels. 

What are your thoughts? Is Huffington Post a little off the mark or do people not take Lion's Head seriously enough? Tell us in the comment section below or send us a comment to

We're not sure what the story with the wheelchair is, but it's appeared on a couple of Instagram accounts - now that's extreme dedication! If you have any information about it tell us in the comment section below or send us a mail to
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