Skeleton Gorge Table Mountain Hike (H3)

Skeleton Gorge Mountain Hike
This route starts with a stroll through the Kirstenbosch gardens before entering the steep gorge where indigenous forest will provide some shade along the way up.
It is less strenuous than Platteklip Gorge and shade is provided by the forest on the way up the gorge. There are some ladders to climb along the way, and a little easy rock scrambling three quarters of the way up.At the top of the gorge the views over the Southern suburb, False Bay and the Cape Flat is magnificent.From there it is an easy stroll along the top that offers continuous views of Table Mountain and the Hottentot Holland Mountains, before reaching the highest peak of the Mountain.

Itinerary

Stroll through the Kirstenbosch gardens before entering the steep gorge.
Indigenous forest provides some shade along the way up.
Climb some ladders along the way.
Do a little easy rock scrambling three quarters of the way up.
Enjoy magnificent views at the top of the gorge over the Southern suburb, False Bay and the Cape Flats.
Take an easy stroll along the top that offers continuous views of Table Mountain and the Hottentot Holland Mountains, before reaching the highest peak of the Mountain.
Highlights:
Kirstenbosch Gardens
Maclear's Beacon
Table edge path for city views


What's included

* Transport & registered hiking guide
* Free pick-up and drop-off within the city area


What's excluded

All entrances, lunch and cable car fees


Fitness level

Altitude change (400m + vertical differences)


Skill level

Moderate scrambling & risk factors

What to bring

Sun block, water, windproof jacket, energy bars or dried fruit & nuts


What to wear

Hat, walking or hiking shoes, sun glasses


Departure point

Hotel or guest house in Cape Town


Return point

Hotel or guest house in Cape Town

Cancellation policy

If you wish to cancel your hike 48 hours prior to the date your 50% deposit payment fee will be non- refundable.
We reserve the right to cancel reservations as the hike up Table Mountain is weather permitting.
Thorough weather checks are done prior to any trip. Should inclement weather prevent us from proceeding with the trip on any particular day, the clients would be informed and an alternative date would be negotiated or the refund of your deposit payments will be made.
Just remember that you won't always be able to rely on the Cableway to get down (due to unpredictable weather conditions)

Conditions

Cape Mountain Hiking and Running Tours reserves the right to change any route and/or arrangement where these may be necessary. We also reserve the right to accept or refuse any person as a member of a tour at any time, without giving reasons therefore.
A member of our staff, or an outside contractor appointed by us, will lead your activity and their instructions are vital for your safety and enjoyment. They are empowered to stop the activity should their instructions be wilfully ignored or members of your group are acting in a way that might endanger themselves or others. You should ensure all members of your group are aware of these points.
Our prices do not include any form of insurance. You are strongly recommended to arrange your own insurance to cover eventualities such as cancellation, injury, or loss of personal items. Cape Mountain Hiking and Running Tours and their servants and agents shall not be responsible for and shall be exempt from all liability in respect of any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or inconvenience to any person, or his or her luggage or other personal property, wherever the same shall arise from or be occasioned by the negligence of Cape Mountain Hiking and Running Tours, their servants or agents or other persons directly in the employment of the company or otherwise under any circumstances whatsoever.
The person making the booking does so on behalf of all persons in the group. This person, by making the booking, accepts all of the booking terms and conditions, without exception.
Bookings can only be confirmed on receipt of 50% deposit payment.
All our hike run with a minimum of two guests. There will be a surcharge if any hikes goes ahead with only one guest. We will inform you of the surcharge option if there are no other guests booked for the hike prior to departure.




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