Activity book and Spot guide Cape Town

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HIKE 2 Skeleton Gorge: 4½–5½ hours • Start at the Kirstenbosch Gardens on the back of Table Mountain. • Ascend trough Skeleton gorge. • Descend via Nursery Ravine or descend with the Cable Car. • Mostly moderate uphill hiking with some wooden ladders to climb. Departing from Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens this route follows the magical forest up to the Back Table and the historical reservoirs.


Price: One way cable car trip R105 per person Return R205 per person Entrance Kirstenbosch Gardens R42 per person

It is regarded as one of the most popular routes with views over False Bay, the Constantia Valley and the Hottentot Holland Mountains. The route involves some adventurous climbing on a number of wooden ladders to get over the rocky areas. Bring enough food and water since it is quite an adventurous hike.