Hike up Skeleton Gorge
The hike up Skeleton gorge is one of the most popular routes up Table Mountain especially with locals and regular mountain hikers. It is an interesting climb with good shade for most of the way up. It is also sheltered from the howling South Easterly wind for much of the climb so is therefore ideal for those days that the Cape Doctor is at its worst.
So with the wind blowing a bit this week, I climbed this route with a group from Australia on Sunday and a family from Singapore on Monday. The first hour of the climb is up a steep stair way through wonderful indigenous forestry. Almost immediately you escape the sounds of the traffic and forest sounds surround you.