Ever thought of hiking to the summit of Table Mountain while getting a birds eye view from the highest point of the oldest mountain in the world / walk through the iconic Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens OR boulder hopping up a river bed to get there....
Your Itinerary and abbreviations:
KM = distance hiked, AM = altitude climbed, B/LS/D/= meals included (Breakfast/ Lite snacks/ Dinner)
Get collected from you accommodation, meet your guide and the rest of the group before we do a short transfer (30min) to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. We take a short walk through the gardens, visiting the King Proteas, Cycads and the many other of the floral sections. (Seasonal)
The hard part comes now as we start our hike up the forest ravine with its dense tree cover, a unique Afro-montane forest, during January and February red Disas can be seen en route. For us to enjoy the panoramic views from the top, we have to negotiate a series of wooden ladders which make the more difficult bits a “walk UP the park” but also negotiate the river bed, which flows during winter, here your boulder hopping skills are required, possibly making things a bit more difficult but rewarding once through. Once at the top we continue to the Hely-Hutchenson Dam where we have our picnic lunch and enjoy the fynbos landscape around us. After which we head onto the highest point of the berg, MacClear's Beacon (1086m ASL) named after the 19th Century English explorer Sir Thomas MacClear.
We continue along the front end of the eastern table, a special walk as the true beauty of the city is appreciated, the rush of wind and the bustle from far below overtake you as it rushes up the steep cliff face. We also get views of Robben Island, Lions Head, V&A waterfront, and the City Bowl. Out hike finishes at the top cable station, before we take the cacble car down. You get dropped off at your accommodation again.
KM +-10km, AM: 1094m, Lite snacks
Skeleton Gorge requires some boulder hopping and then it's easy going.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens/ Skeleton Gorge/Hely-Hutchenson Dam/ MacClear's Beacon/Cable station
Boulder hopping/ well worn pathways
If you require a rucksack, please let us know. We have limited stock but could arrange something.
We will stop enroute for guests to purchase enough water and anything extra that you may require. (food/stacks)
No Fixed Departure Dates for this tour
2 to 8 Participants