This is a challenging but beautiful route up Table Mountain. From the world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens we head up through manicured lawns and splendid indigenous gardens to Skeleton Gorge which is one of the original Table Mountain hiking trails.
The climb starts almost immediately ascending through unique Afro – Montane forest, wooden ladders are placed to assist you over tricky sections. Leaving the forest about half way up Skeleton Gorge you’ll spot the famous Breakfast Rock marking the top of the gorge. A short and gentler climb up to McClears Beacon 1085m offers fantastic 360-degree views of Cape Town City and False Bay. We hike down Table Mountain via Nursery Ravine to Kirstenbosch or descend via the Cable Car with an optional quick transfer back to Kirstenbosch Gardens.
Good to know
- Maximum group size 15 people
- Minimum age 8 years old
- Difficulty: moderate
- Duration: +/- 6 hours starting at 08h30 – ending in early afternoon
- Entrance permits
- Cable Car fees
- GoVertical Mountaineering guides
- Hikers picnic consisting of GoVertical’s summit sandwiches - farm style bread with a generous filling of salad, cold meat and cheese
- Transport to Kirstenbosch Gardens but can be arranged as an optional extra (request under notes)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Small day backpack
- Sun screen
- Warm weather proof jacket
- Juice/water and energy snacks or sweets
- Comfortable clothing to hike in
- Hiking boots or trainers
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Just finished the Drakensberg Grand Traverse with GoVertical. What a wonderful experience. Garth's passion and knowledge of the Drakensberg is legendary. Ill definitely see you again for a trek in the Garden Route.
Very experienced guides and looked after our every need while in the mountains. Highly recommended.
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We spent days with the Govertical team exploring trails on the Garden Route. Fantastic guys. Thank you
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