Every visitor to Cape Town includes Table Mountain in their trip. Most do this via the revolving cable car, but a highly rewarding activity is to hike the Mountain. Steeped in history and filled with incredible indigenous flora and fauna, this majestic Mountain is best explored on foot with one of our excellent guides. The Skeleton Gorge hike starts at stunning Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, then you ascend Skeleton Gorge through a rare, Afromontane forest. This hike has 6 short ladders and a short section of boulders to scramble over (this is the fun part!). Eventually the path opens up offering expansive views. At the top is the Hely-Hutchinson Reservoir and from this point it is a steady climb onto the ‘back table’ to Maclear’s Beacon, which is the highest point on Table Mountain at 1085 meters. The last section is a relatively flat walk offering iconic views of the front side of Table Mountain and the City of Cape Town below.
Hiking with a knowledgeable guide, from Mother City Hikers, will ensure your safety and that you get the most out of your hike. (image below, left)
Luxury Travel Manager, Belinda, ascending the ultimate Namib dune, Big Daddy. (image below, right)