Skeleton Gorge Hikes

Skeleton Gorge Hikes is a magical hike in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa. The hikes are offered daily, weather permitting and there's a choice of two distances, the 3 hour or the 6 hour hike. The Skeleton Hike is one of the most popular hikes amongst locals and visitors. If you are in the area, you must try to enjoy this great adventure. The name Skeleton Gorge is not a reflection of the danger of the hike, it is probably the most magical Table Mountain hikes. The trail will take you through an indigenous forest with beautiful trees overhead and breathtaking views of False Bay and the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town.

3 Hour Hike:
The 3 hour hike starts at Kirstenbosch and goes up Skeleton Gorge to the historical Helly Huchison Reservoir and the Waterworks Museum. This is where you can take a rest. After that the route will take you down Nursery Ravine which will take you back to Kirstenbosch Gardens.

6 Hour Hike:
The 6 Hour Hike also starts at Kirstenbosch and heads up Skeleton Gorge to the Helly Huchison Reservoir. From there the route will follow the Smuts Track to Maclears Beacon, this is where you will have spectacular views of Cape Town, remember to pack your camera. Table Mountain is fairly flat and for the more energetic, there is the option of hiking down Platterklip Gorge or India Venster. You may chose to take the cable car back down. For the more adventurous, there is the option of experiencing the worlds highest abseil from the top of Table Mountain.

Be sure to mark this activity on your list of exciting things to do when you are in the area, you won't be disappointed. Remember to pack sunscreen, hat and sunglasses as the weather can get really hot. Ensure that you have plenty of energy drinks and a water bottle with a some snacks, good comfortable shoes and a warm jacket.

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Fernwood Manor

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Newlands

1.9km North East of center of Skeleton Gorge Hikes

Fernwood Manor is an elegant colonial style home in the leafy suburb of Newlands surrounded by lush greenery with wonderful mountain views.

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Bel Ombre Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Constantia

2.3km South of center of Skeleton Gorge Hikes

One or two bedroom cottage. En-suite bathroom with shower or full bathroom. Open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room. All essential appliances such as colour TV with M-Net, fridge, microwave, hair dryer, alarm clock radio, iron, ...

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Southey Cottage

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Claremont

2.3km North East of center of Skeleton Gorge Hikes

Southey Cottage is located near the slopes of Table Mountain in the beautiful leafy suburb of Upper Claremont. It has a lovely sheltered and private garden - with pool, trampoline and superb mountain views, and secure off street parking.

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Sleeps: 7

Acorn Tree Family Accommodation

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Newlands

2.4km North East of center of Skeleton Gorge Hikes

Acorn Tree, family accommodation sleeps 7. All double bedrooms open onto the sunny, quiet private walled garden with wonderful mountain views. Gas and electric cooking facilities, dishwasher, microwave, tumble dryer, washing machine. Auto garage...

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Kaapse Draai

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Constantia

2.5km South East of center of Skeleton Gorge Hikes

Guests are welcomed to the tranquil beauty of the garden and the tastefully decorated interior by Annelie and her right-hand, Engela. Together they are more than qualified to see that your every need is catered for, from impeccably kept rooms and ...

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Sleeps: 7 in 2 units/rooms
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Glencoy

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Claremont

2.6km North East of center of Skeleton Gorge Hikes

Glencoy is an upmarket, private self-catering apartment and en-suite guest room. It is situated in the quiet residential area of Upper Claremont.

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Sleeps: 24 in 4 units/rooms

Le Bonheur Villas and Cottages

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Constantia

2.7km South of center of Skeleton Gorge Hikes

Le Bonheur is ideal for Film shoots, Company Conferences, Weddings or just for the family, couple looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and having a holiday of a lifetime. 2 executive fitted bars which lead onto a...

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Sleeps: 18 in 5 units/rooms
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Jaqui's Garden Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Newlands

2.9km North East of center of Skeleton Gorge Hikes

Jaqui's Garden Guesthouse sits in the heart of Cape Town's leafy, green and lush southern suburbs. It has a perfect location, and is right next to one of Cape Town's finest hotels, the Vineyard Hotel, and 5 minutes walk from Claremont's Cavendish...

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Sleeps: 8 in 3 units/rooms
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Pepper Hollow

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Constantia

3.2km South East of center of Skeleton Gorge Hikes

The accommodation consists of one self-catering cottage with 2 bedrooms. The main bedroom has a queen size bed & dressing table with an en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has twin beds, which can be replaced with a double bed. The en-suite ...

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Sleeps: 20 in 6 units/rooms
From R 475,00
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Valley Heights B&B / Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Kenilworth

3.4km East of center of Skeleton Gorge Hikes

Valley Heights, set in a quiet,safe, leafy area,can accommodate up to16 guests in 2 family S/C units & 4 Double en-suite bedrooms, all with TV & bar fridges.Close to all tourist attractions.Large pool.Secure,safe parking.Credit cards accepted

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