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Skeleton Gorge Hike for Morning provided by Hike Lion's Head (Cape Town)

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Skeleton Gorge Hike for Morning

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Skeleton Gorge which is a hiking trail that starts at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and one of our best hikes in Cape Town for those looking to hike a mountain with a bit more challenge. The 6 hour trail takes you around Table Mountain by going up Skeleton Gorge route and down Nursery Ravine. Afterwards you will take in some of the best views of Cape Town nature because at the Botanical Gardens there is the Canopy Tree Walkway and surrounding views of the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town.
Important Information
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Hot drinks
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code: Hiking / Walking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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By: Hike Lion's Head (Cape Town)
Johan K
Not second fiddle
The temptation in Cape Town is to get up Table Mountain and people regard Lion's Head as the 'ugly duckling' or sec
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Just keep going ... it’s worth it!
Glad we started with three full water bottles and caps for everyone. The hike and the way is well marked and enjoya
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Incredible sunrise hike
We hiked Lion's Head in the early morning, with the goal of watching sunrise from the top of the peak. Our group
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Ed S
A fun climb and great views over the city and bay
Did this on a typically windy CT day. It's a scramble in places, not just paths and tracks, so come prepared for a
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Wake up early and hike before noon!
I’ve hiked Lion’s Head a few times, but on this particular day my BF and I woke up late and only started our hike a
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Johan K
Tasty practice
Going hiking as 'preparation' for Table Mountain, this is NOT a walk in the park! The views from the top can probab
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Janet L
Worth it!
About 1200 ft in total. A good path to start then steeper and rougher. But I am 78 and made it to the plateau maybe
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Getting back to the bottom was a relief
This was my third visit to Cape Town and I wanted to do a hike. We were informed by multiple people that Lions Head
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Melissa R
Hike up lions head
This hike was amazing. A little strenuous in certain areas, but doable. The “chains” part put me off a little, so
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Diane L
Spectacular Sunset
Great hiking and doable. My tour guide Barry picked me up at the hotel, hiked up for about 1 hour 20 min (stopped f
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Morning hike in the mist
The Lions head hike took about 2 hours and it was a perfect start to the day. There were some challenges near the t
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Very scenic walk which I understand is easier than table mountain which we didn't attempt. Be prepared to do some r
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Great Hike/Scramble to the best Views after Table Mountain
We did this hike as a family. The route is awesome, and easy to use. We did not see the alternate route to avoid a
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Amazing views!
First of all, I have not hiked in the last 10 years and I was traveling solo. :) Came there with a guide at past 5
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Go early!
At times this is more of a clamber than a hike as it goes almost vertical at some points and scaling the rocks with
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
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