Constantia, Cape Town

Skeleton Gorge and Nursery Ravine Walk

Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking in or near Constantia, Constantia Valley in Cape Town, South Africa.

Things To Do in ConstantiaSkeleton Gorge and Nursery Ravine Walk

Hiking Trails Walks & Hiking Constantia Valley Southern Suburbs

Where? This walk starts in Kirstenbosch Gardens, Constantia, Cape Town

When? Daylight hours.

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Constantia, in Western Cape

This walk starts in Kirstenbosch Gardens and is in shade through the forest. There are a few sections of rockfall and ladders are provided to help climbers were needed.

Once at the top (near the dam), you will need to keep left past the dam to the top of Nursery Ravine. The descent of Nursery Ravine (which is steeper than the ascent) will bring one back to the contour path and one can then walk back to the Gardens.

If you are looking for a longer walk, you can carry on to the top of Skeleton Gorge (Breakfast Rock marks the top of the gorge) and then make your way along the Eastern flank to Maclear’s Beacon which is the highest point.

The views of the entire Table Mountain chain all the way to Cape Point are superb! From here you can walk across the Central Table and an about 60 minutes later you should arrive at the cable car station and you can ride back down.

Please Note:
Please remember the mountain can be moody and the weather can turn quickly. You should always carry a light but warm jacket with you, as well as plenty of water and sunblock. Try not to walk on your own and always have a fully charged cell phone with you.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Constantia

Summit Place

Self Catering

Summit Place

Summit Place provides self catering accommodation in spacious, fully equipped units. Breakfast is available by ... more

Southern Light Country House

Guest House

Southern Light Country House

A stylishly modern guest house offering you a home away from home in the lush surrounds of Constantia, Cape Town. Luxury ... more

Marywood The Cottage

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Marywood The Cottage

Situated in the heart of the Constantia Valley of Cape Town you will find Marywood Cottage. Set in 1˝ acres of beautiful, ... more

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