Longer Day Hikes on Table Mountain
Duration: 5 – 7 hours
Cost: R900 per person
Includes: Packed lunch & complimentary transport
Excludes: Cable car ticket
Skeleton Gorge to Maclears Beacon
Level of difficulty: Both Skeleton and Platteklip Gorges are steep so a general level of fitness is required. Although there is little in the way of exposure there are some ladders on Skeleton Gorge and some rocks to scramble over.
Highlights: This is a hike of contrasts. Moving through the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gerdens and up the shady Skeleton Gorge before hiking through the fynbos found on top of the mountain to the highest point.
Skeleton Gorge found on the Eastern side of Table Mountain ascends above Kirstenbosch Gardens through wonderful indigenous forestry. Once on the top the route follows the Eastern slopes of Table mountain to Maclears Beacon ( The highest point of the mountain.) From here the final hour of the hike follows the flat plateau of Table Mountain overlooking the city.
Descent via the Cable car or Platteklip Gorge.
Level of difficulty: A steep ascent and descent but little exposure. A general level of fitness is required
Highlights: This is the hike for contrasting and dramatic views as the 12 Apostles of Table Mountain are the steep cliffs that overlook Camps Bay.
There are numerous hiking trail to choose from of varying difficulty. From the top we can explore the back table and reservoirs and choose to descend either via the cable car or via another trail.
- Ask about our other full day options
- Packed lunch provided on all full day trips.
- Transport available upon request (at no extra charge)
- Prices valid to 1 september 2016
- Excludes cost of cable car (where applicable)