Table Mountain Hike from the Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town

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Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: full day
Spoken languages: English
Minimum age: From 8 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info

Activity description

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.

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

Special terms

Minimum group size is 2 guests (we’ll still run the tour for a single guest, subject to a private tour supplement of R800).

  • Transfers (Pick-up and Drop-off)
  • Excellent and varied route
  • Sit-down lunch and beverages at Table Top Restaurant
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Gratuities
Do not forget to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm jacket / coat (weather depending)
  • Camera
  • Active gear and trainers/running shoes or hiking shoes
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Meeting point
Pick-up and Drop off from your hotel in Cape Town Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule