Hike up Table Mountain on a
A hike on Table Mountain is the best way to spend a Sunday morning in Cape Town.
I have just returned from a hike up Table Mountain beginning and ending in Kirstenbosch Gardens. It is truly the best way to spend a weekend morning. You get some good exercise and fresh air, relax with friends and just get away from it all for a while.
We chose to go up Skeleton Gorge and down Nursery Ravine. Both these gorges take you up the mountain from the contour path above Kirstenbosch Gardens. Being on the South East and therefore the wetter side of Table Mountain both these gorges follow streams which trickle right through the summer and are lined with beautiful Afromotane forest filled with indigenous trees such as the Yellowwood, Milkwood, Rooiels and Assegaaibos. The steep sides of the gorge are lined with moss and home to a multitude of wild flowers and huge ferns.