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Table Mountain Hike

Cape Town

Activity Description

A Table Mountain classic, Skeleton Gorge is definitely the most sheltered 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 taste its unique flora including the more recently built Canopy Walkway. 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.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenAll year round
WhereKirstenbosch Gardens , Cape Town
WeatherWeather dependent service
What to WearActive gear and trainers/running shoes or hiking shoes
Things to BringSunscreen, camera, windbreaker / raincoat (weather conditions can be different from base of mountain)
Guests or SpectatorsOnly paying guests allowed on tour


Minimum Age8 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


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



*Important: Please remember a moderate level of fitness is required.

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