|Hike:||Skeleton Gorge to Platteklip Gorge Hike|
|Location:||Africa > South Africa > Cape Town > Table Mountain National Park|
What should we know?
|Name in local script:||Skeleton Gorge to Platteklip Gorge Hike|
|Also known as:||Add Data|
|Tour operator(s):||Add Data|
|Environment type:||lake, forest, mountain, ocean|
|Location type:||city, national park, rural|
What can we see or do there?
|Attractions:||Maclear’s Beacon, Table Mountain Viewpoint|
|Services:||Table Mountain Aerial Cableway|
How much will it cost us?
|Currency:||South African Rand (ZAR)|
|Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden||ZAR60|
How can we get in contact?
|Telephone:||0217 120 527|
|Language(s):||Afrikaans, English, Xhosa|
|Country calling code:||27|
What are the numbers and averages?
|Altitude:||100 to 1,000m|
|The Skeleton Gorge to Platteklip Gorge hike is probably one of the most popular routes in Table Mountain National Park, and it’s not hard to see why. The hike starts in the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden before ascending steeply through shady forests and rocky riverbeds, all the while away from the tourist hordes of Table Mountain Viewpoint. Once at the top, the views are breathtaking, and there’s a pleasant ridge hike to Maclear’s Beacon before continuing on to the busy but nevertheless stunning Table Mountain Viewpoint. The hike down is also rather dramatic, and the atmosphere somewhat more electric thanks to the popularity of this section of the hike. Overall, this is a truly memorable hike in one of the most pleasant cities in the world. – Daniel|
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|While the Skeleton Gorge offers plenty of shade, the Platteklip Gorge is extremely exposed. If you’re doing this on a hot day, come prepared! If it’s really hot, you might even want to consider doing this route in reverse so that you can be shaded on the way down.|
|Although the Platteklip Gorge turnoff is before the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, you should still go all the way to it just for the views. If you’ve come this far, why miss out on the Table Mountain Viewpoint?|
|Expect the beginning of the hike to be fairly quiet and for things to get progressively busier as the day goes on. The Platteklip Gorge descent can bottleneck a little!|
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