Tourist recovering after being attacked on Lion's Head

A man and his wife were hiking when they were attacked yesterday evening on Lion's Head.

Lion's Head in Cape Town. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Paramedics say a tourist is recovering in hospital after being attacked on Lion's Head last night.

The man and his wife were hiking when the incident occurred yesterday evening.

Netcare 911's Chris Botha says the male tourist injured his leg while attempting to fend off the attackers.

"We got a call last night at about 8pm of a person who was injured on Lion's Head. Apparently the tourist and his wife were at Lion's Head when they were approached by some strangers. His wife managed to escape and call for help."