Cape Town has some of the most accessible, beautiful and unique hikes we’ve ever done. Our Skeleton Gorge, McClears Beacon, Table Mountain hike is no exception. In fact, this is hands down one of the best hikes we’ve ever done. Sara and I went on this hike with a good friend, Dustin Denning. You’ll see him in many of the photos.
The hike starts at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (which is a bummer if you don’t have an annual pass like we do, since you have to pay the entry fee of R55 to get to the entrance of the hike). After meandering briefly through the gardens, we started the arduous hike. It was a steady step-up-incline for the next 2 hours, with little reprieve. Yet the sites were well worth it. One of the things I liked most about this hike is that there were many different elements as you climbed.