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Viral video of Lion’s Head in Cape Town. Image via screenshot from Instagram @lifeofmikeza

Watch: Viral footage of Lion’s Head like you’ve never seen it before

Photographer Mike Eloff shared a time-lapse video of Lion’s Head via his Instagram Reels that hit close to one million views.

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Viral video of Lion’s Head in Cape Town. Image via screenshot from Instagram @lifeofmikeza

Content creator and photographer Mike Eloff posted an Instagram Reel at the end of Februaryof the picturesque Lion’s Head at night that went viral and racked up close to a million views. 

Lion’s Head is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cape Town loved by both locals and visitors. The view at night is nothing less than spectacular. Have a look… 


The video shows a time lapse of Lion’s Head being lit up from one side to another as the camera pans out to give viewers a bird’s eye view. 

The beauty of the view captured the attention of many admirers. 

“This is so trippy and absolutely breathtaking! ????❤️????” wrote @campsbaygirl.

“Wow can’t describe with words! Incredibly done ????❤️” wrote @olena.mikhanosha.

“Amazing ???? love the music paired so well with the time lapse” wrote @bettybake.

“Flawlessly adding the theme song to this visual. ????????????” wrote

“Wow…. that’s incredible!!! Kind of a star trails shoot but with all that other light!?? 2 separate images? Overlapped!!! I’m totally in love with this!!! ????????????” wrote @candice.eaglestone.


The esteemed photographer posted more aesthetically pleasing videos of Lion’s Head and other places in the city and the Instagram reels are nothing short of beautiful.

“Sunrise from the Kloof Corner beacon never disappoints, especially when the low clouds pull in,” Eloff captioned the post. 

There are also scenic time-lapse videos of the low clouds and sunsets in Cape Town.

“When the low clouds start rolling into Cape Town, make sure you’ve got front row seats,” he captioned the post. 

“Sunset Season in Cape Town LOADING…,” reads the caption for the following post. 


On clear days, the iconic Lion’s Head offers a breathtaking view of Table Mountain, Camps Bay, Signal Hill, Robben Island and the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range. 

According to Cape Town Magazine, Lion’s Head is opened for hiking under the lockdown with the following COVID-19 restrictions in place: 

  • Keep a distance of 1.5m from other hikers; 
  • Wear your mask at all times;
  • Sanitise your hands before and after making use of the staples/ladder and chains;
  • Picnicking and gathering in social groups is not allowed; and
  • Limitations on the number of hikers may be imposed by the sergeant ranger if necessary.

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