Walk from Kirstenbosch Gardens
to Maclears Beacon. Table
Mountains most classic hiking
One of the most classic hiking routes on Table mountain begins with Skeleton and finishes with Platteklip gorge.
The climb up Skeleton gorge, although steep is almost entirely shaded by magnificent indigenous trees. Emerging at the top there are plenty of flat rocks for a well earned rest.
Smuts Track meanders along the top of the mountain through beautiful fynbos where during the summer months you may be lucky enough to see some red disa’s. Then, after a couple of mild rock scrambles,reaches Maclears Beacon (the highest point on the mountain). Here the 360 degree views of the city, Blouberg, Robbin Island, the Southern suburbs, cape flats and the entire back Table make the walk well worth it.