If there is one peak in the world that is worthy of recognition, it is Lion’s Head, though it usually plays second fiddle to our Table. This is a tribute to the Lion, that beloved figure of Cape Town that doesn’t need much of an introduction to the world. Here are five reasons we think it’s awesome.

 

LOOKS

Any way you look at the Lion, it’s sitting pretty. Tens of thousands of photos have been taken of it and every single angle does it justice. Refer to the examples below, then refer to pretty much any other mountain in the universe and you’ll get the point.

Image by @hipbeast
Image by @hipebeast
Lions Head by @diaryofalex
Image by @diaryofalex

 

Did I mention caves? There are caves. Image by @thelawry
Did I mention caves? There are caves. Image by @thelawry
Lions Head by @diaryofalex
Image by @diaryofalex

NAME

It’s a mountain named after the king of the jungle, one of the most majestic beasts to currently roam the Earth. And one doesn’t easily get that title – it’s earned. It even has a sibling mountain, on the other side of its parent Table Mountain, named after the Devil. In Cape Town we just call it as it is.

The Lion is an occasional smoker. When it does, we call it the Lion of Zion. Image by @jacolouis
The Lion is an occasional smoker. When it does, we call it the Lion of Zion. Image by @jacolouis

PERSONALITY

The Lion is officially on Twitter, because it has some stuff to say.


GOOD WITH THE LADIES

Nobody really knows which gender the Lion chooses to go by, but we can be almost certain that it’s an alpha male due to its mane. And the Lion is good with the ladies. Like really good. Have you ever noticed how many good-looking people congregate on the Lion? Exactly.

Image by @christybel
Image by @christybel
Image by @cynthiabaremans
Image by @cynthiabaremans
Image by @besterlara1
Image by @besterlara1

STYLE

Do I need to say any more?

Image by @brongavine
Image by @brongavine

Cover photography @badgerbaby1

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