A Table Mountain classic, Skeleton Gorge is definitely the most sheltered route and is an absolute favourite trail for locals and tourists alike.
Meet at your accommodation and shuttle to the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens (official starting point). We head through the highly acclaimed gardens of Kirstenbosch, giving you a sense of the unique flora including a stroll across the recently built Canopy Walkway. Next, we leave the open space of the gardens and head up Skeleton Gorge on the lush eastern side of Table Mountain, offering a jungle setting and inland views. The path steepens gradually as you ascend, leading to a fun ladder section as we continue up the rocky ravine. The forest walk is shady and the distraction of beautiful flora and fauna makes the ascent that much easier. At the top of the ravine a short detour along the way leads to a ‘beach’ at the historic Table Mountain reservoirs.
As we now move across the table-top, there is a drastic change in vegetation with flower-strewn fynbos, crystal clear streams and panoramic views of Cape Town and the city’s surrounding mountain ranges. Reaching the highest point of the mountain, Maclear’s Beacon (1065m), the views open up to take in Table Bay and Robben Island. we then tackle the easiest section that meanders towards the Upper Cable Car station . The cable car down is an unforgettable experience as the car rotates and you enjoy 360-degree views. We conclude the tour with a transfer back to your hotel.
Good to know
- Minimum group size is 2 guests (we’ll still run the tour for a single guest, subject to a private tour supplement of R800)
- Please remember a moderate level of fitness is required
- Hike is weather dependant
- Minimum age 8 years
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Excellent and varied tracks and exclusive mountain trails
- Professional guide
- Sit-down lunch and beverages at Table Top Restaurant
- Snacks and refreshments
- Gratuities (optional)
- Windbreaker/raincoat (weather conditions can be different from base of mountain)
- Active gear
- Trainers/running shoes or hiking shoes
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