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Table Mountain hike with beautiful lush indigenous forest.

Table Mountain hike via Skeleton Gorge is a challenging and a rewarding adventure. Perfect for those who loves hiking steep slopes and scrambling over boulders.

The Table Mountain hike start at Kirstenbosch botanical garden, a journey through lush indigenous forest and stunning natural landscape. As you ascend the gorge you encounter streams cascading down moss-covered rocks (winter months). These water features provide an opportunity to cool off and certainly a good place to take a break to connect with nature.

The trail is approximately 8 km long and includes a series of wooden steps and ladders.

One of many highlights is scrambling up Skeleton gorge which can be slippery therefore challenging to navigate. Good level of fitness and agility is necessary especially with the steep sections. The use of your hands is important, adding therefore an element of excitement to the journey. After reaching the top of the gorge you are rewarded with breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains. Although the second part of the hike leading to Table Mountain summit and iconic Maclear’s Beacon is relatively easy you still need to be focus.

Skeleton Gorge hike takes 4 to 5 hours to complete, consequently depending on your pace and fitness level. It offers a unique perspective on Cape Town’s most iconic landmarks. Without a doubt having a tourist guide is part of safety precautions as well as checking the weather conditions, appropriate clothing,  good hydration and snacks. Altogether a must-do for anyone and unforgettable adventure who loves hiking. Come and experience the wonders of Table Mountain National Park on this remarkable journey!

Skeleton Gorge hiking tour highlights

  • Kirstenbosch Botanical garden
  • Table Mountain plateau
  • Unabated views of Cape Town, Camps Bay & the Lion’s Head, Table Mountain edge path

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Hike Table Mountain via Skeleton Gorge Morning CEH 3

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Check-in: 08:00 Check-out: 13:00
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  • star ratingExcellent Mtb tour with excellent guide! I recommend to anybody! Perfect way to discover Table Mountain and parts of Cape Town!

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    14 February 2023
  • star ratingIn the early morning Patrick took us to climb the beautiful Table Mountain. He anticipated on the needs of the group, took great pictures for free and did every… read more

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    9 February 2023
  • star ratingPatrick was our fabulous tour guide for The Cape Peninsula tour. Extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating.

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    5 February 2023
  • star ratingPatrick our guide was very knowledgeable about the region and the cable mountain ecosystem. He made the whole experience much more than just a hike up the mountain.
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    2 February 2023
  • star ratingPatrick is a very nice person, a great MTB-guide who is perfectly adapting to his customers’ skills. Moments of him sharing his broad knowledge of the CT-area are also moments… read more

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    28 January 2023
  • star ratingCape Escape Tours has to be the best tour you could ever be on. Patrick makes your day. On timepick up, polite, knowledgeable, great driver. understands… read more

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    27 January 2023
  • star ratingI had the pleasure to (try) the “Mini” peninsula all day tour. Patrick met me at the lower table car station at Table Mountain to start the tour. I was… read more

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    25 January 2023
  • star ratingIf you love to hike new places this is one to experience in Cape Town. Patrick of Cape Town Tours was knowledgeable of the history, the wildlife and flora… read more

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    18 January 2023
  • star ratingA great tour to cape point! – We had a superior travel day to Cape Point with our driver and guide, Patrick……..he was friendly, a great driver, and a wealth of information……it all made for a memorable… read more

    7 January 2023
  • star ratingSpectacular Mountain Biking Experience in Cape Town and Wine Country – My wife and I had an amazing ride with Patrick both along Table Mountain and then a few days later in Paarl on some excellent single track and Jeep trails.… read more

    Jamie C
    24 December 2022
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