Table Mountain: Skeleton Gorge To Cableway Hike - Cape Town

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
  • Departure Details :
    Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Gate 2
  • Return Details :
    Lower Cable Station, Tafelberg Road


A full days hike. Meander and rock scramble through a forest with fresh water streams and some of the oldest trees in Cape Town. Enjoy views of the famous Kirstenbosch  Botanical Gardens. Relax on the white sands of a mountain lake. Trek up a gorgeous nature trail to Maclear's Beacon, the highest point on Table mountain. Enjoy lunch with views of the peninsula. Traverse the face of Table Mountain with views of the city, and Robben Island in the bay. So many panoramic views to soak in before catching the cable car back down the mountain.


  • National Park fees
  • Entrance to Kirstenbosch Gardens
  • Professional guide
  • Insurance


  • One Way Cable Car Fee
  • Food and drinks
  • Transport

Know More about this tour

Your full day hike will start at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. These renown gardens are one of the best in the world and feature South Africa's flora as well as some exotics. 
Your passionate and knowledgeable guide will show you through the upper section of the Gardens and to the forested trail up to Skeleton Gorge. Here you will hike through what is called an African Mountain Forrest (Afromontane). Huge trees are some of the oldest on the peninsula. 
The path up the gorge is steep and requires a number or ladder and scrambling up rocks in a stream of water that has a calming sound and refreshing to splash your face with. 
The forest opens at the top and you can see down to the green botanical gardens and lush southern suburbs below, before you are greeted with a pearly white beach and lake to swim in on a hot day. Here you will take a well deserved and refreshing break.
The next part of the hike is a more gentle incline and through some unique flora that makes up the rich diversity of the top of Table Mountain. 
This trail will take you to Maclear's Beacon, the highest point on Table Mountain. Here you will stop for lunch and enjoy the views of Newlands forest a kilometer below to the South and Cape Town center to the North. 
The final leg of the hike is a flat trek of the entire width of the "table top", enjoying the breathtakingly powerful views of Table Bay and the City Below. 
Enjoy the shop and cafe at the upper cable station and grab a coffee, beer or bite to eat before taking the Cable Car down to end a memorable journey.
We hope you are inspired!

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Transport available on request

Minimum age is 10 years

Please dress in active gear, walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, sufficient drinking water and a warm top

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

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.