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Skeleton Gorge to Table Mountain Cable Car Hike

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Skeleton Gorge starts from Kirstenbosch Gardens and is one of the most popular routes to the upper cable car via Maclears Beacon. Alternatively, you can return down Nursery Ravine back to Kirstenbosch in a round trip (without using the Cableway).


  • Visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens on the slopes of Table Mountain
  • Get incredible views of Robben Island and the Twelve Apostles
  • Marvel at the indigenous trees and dense fynbos


Hike through the lush landscape of Skeleton Gorge from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens to the upper cable car on Table Mountain. This is one of the most popular routes to the upper cable car via Maclears Beacon.  Alternatively, you can return down Nursery Ravine back to Kirstenbosch in a round trip (without using the cableway). Experience the iconic natural landmark of Cape Town from a fresh perspective.  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. Hike via Maclear's Beacon at the top of the eastern end of the mountain, and reconnect with the natural world as you encounter a beautiful canopy of indigenous trees and dense fynbos. Enjoy fantastic views of Robben Island and Cape Town, along with the west coast and Twelve Apostles mountains. 


Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Cape Town on arrangement Qualified mountain guide Snacks and water during the hike
Cable car ticket back down Table Mountain If the cable car is not running, due to weather or maintenance, there will be an additional charge of R200 per person for the guide to hike down with guests. Entrance fee into Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Uber cost of approx R200 to return to car (this is not a circular route)

Important Information

  • This hike is suitable for all ages and families with children especially enjoy it
  • You must be reasonably fit to take part

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