Skeleton Gorge To Table Mountain Cableway Full-Day Hike - Cape Town

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Departure Time Morning departure time is 7 am but this can be discussed with the guide if a later or earlier departure time is needed.  This applies to every day of the week. .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Pick up and drop off is restricted to Cape Town Central/CBD and immediate surrounds.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable


Skeleton Gorge starts from the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens and is one of the most popular routes to the upper cable car. Take the opportunity to visit Kirstenbosch Gardens beforehand where your guide will walk you through these magnificent botanical gardens before embarking on your hike up Skeleton Gorge.  Once you reach the top of Skeleton Gorge, you make your way along the top of the mountain towards the Upper Cableway where you will catch the cableway down and enjoy incredible views of the city from the revolving cable car.  Your guide will then transport you back to your accommodation.

Know More about this tour

Your OTC guide will collect you from your accommodation and transport you to Kirstenbosch Gardens from where the Skeleton Gorge hike starts. Before starting on the hike wander around with your guide and see the spectacular displays of plants at Kirstenbosch and marvel at this botanical beauty on the majestic slopes of the East side of Table Mountain.
This is one of the most popular routes to the upper cable car which goes via Maclears Beacon. With a luscious canopy of green indigenous trees and dense fynbos (indigenous only to Table Mountain), this popular route includes fantastic views of Robben Island, Cape Town City, West Coast and the Twelve Apostles.
If you would rather do a round trip then a return trip down Nursery Ravine back to Kirstenbosch can be done.  After the hike, whether it ends at the lower cableway, or taking Nursery Ravine back down to Kirstenbosch Gardens, your guide will transport you back to your accommodation.
This hike takes approximately 5 - 7 hours and is an adventurous hike suitable for the whole family.

This hike includes:

  • Services of your qualified experienced guide
  • Transport to and from your accommodation (within Central Cape Town/CBD and immediate surrounds)
  • Snacks and water on the hike


  • The price for this hike includes:
  • Services of your professional, experienced and knowledgeable guide
  • Transport to and from your accommodation (within the central Cape Town/CBD area and immediate surrounds)
  • Bottled water and snacks on the hike
  • Photographs, taken by your guide, sent to you straight after the hike.


  • The price for this hike excludes:
  • Entrance fees into Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Return Cable way ticket down
  • Taxi/Uber cost from Kirstenbosch Gardens to the Lower Cableway or vice versa
  • Any other meals, excluding the water and snacks on the hike.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not recommended for participants with back problems

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

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