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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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