Arguably one of the most beautiful hikes up table mountain is the skeleton gorge route. Starting off in Kirstenbosch gardens with its rich collection of fynbos. Following up on a densely wooded kloof with exciting ladders next to waterfalls we will reach the white sandy beaches of Table mountain.
This is the perfect route for a hot day in cape town allowing for a different perspective of table mountain.
Quick route description Our hike will start in the beautiful Kirstenbosch gardens. from here we will hike up to the contour path via smuts track until the official start of the route. following the stepped path up the densely wooded gorge keeping to the left of the watercourse until we reach A STEEP SECTION WELL EQUIPED WITH LADDERS TO EASILY CLIMB OVER THE POLISHED ROCK. AFTER THIS THE ROUTE FOLLOWS THE ROCKY STREAM BED FOR A SHORT DISTANCE, BEFORE BEARING OUT TO THE RIGHT TO ZIG-ZAG UP THE SLOPE. HIGHER UP THE PATH CROSSES THE GORGE AGAIN TO TAKE THE LEFT SIDE TO THE TOP WHERE MOUNTAIN MEETS SANDY WHITE BEACH.
Difficulty: EASY Skeleton Gorge Hike Length: 2.5 to 3 hours Hike Distance: 6.5km / 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 900 meters / 3000 feet
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