Skeleton Gorge Hike

The route starts on the lush, western slope of Table Mountain in the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. It follows a shaded ravine, covered in indigenous forest and includes a few wooden ladders. After reaching the summit, there is still a steady climb through pristine fynbos to the highest point on the mountain, Maclear’s Beacon. From there it traverses the whole flat tabletop to the cableway station with superb views of the city, Lion’s head and Table Bay.

Hike Duration: About 4 and a half hours

Hike Distance: About 6.5km / 4.4 miles

Elevation Gain: 900 meters / 3000 feet

Price: R1300 per person

Please note the following

Costs are for bookings of minimum 2 people. We offer a discount for bookings of 3 or more in one group. (+ R700 single supplement if applicable).

Please remember to tell us if you prefer a private hike (no one else joins your group). This may involve an additional cost, depending on your group size.

Transport available on request and is subject to availability on the day.


Your cableway ticket down of R220 per person.

We hike up and take the cable car down. If the cable car is closed due to strong wind, we must hike back down (via Platteklip Gorge), add an extra 2 hours and R250pp.

Taxi fare back to the start of the trail of R200.

Entrance fee for Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Snacks and water. We’re happy to pack you a lunch which consists of a sandwich, energy bar and water, at a cost of R170 pp.