Maclear's Beacon, Table Mountain National Park

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  • It just had to be done and so I started a plan to get to the highest point in Cape Town. I took a bus to Cape town then afterward connected with a Myciti bus from Adderley street to Kloofnek bus stop....  more »
  • From the top of the cableway, it is an easy walk along the top to McLears beacon which is easily seen. Trainers or waling shoes pretty essential, don’t try it in flip flops!. Well worth the extra walk...  more »
  • You can easily reach Maclear's Beacon on a relatively flat 45 minute hike from the cable car landing at the top of Table Mountain. The hike offers nice views and is not strenuous, but offers you the c...  more »
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  • We did a 3 hour hike around the top of the table mountain with our guide for the day Tim Lundy. He was very knowledgeable and able to point out various features, plants, wildlife etc that we would never have known about. If you have the time, then do more than just go up in the cable car and walk around the small area at the top and return. There are some great walks up there which you can take, but do be prepared because the weather can change rapidly or use a guide like Tim who I would not hesitate to recommend. Just one thing, we ended up in a queue for tickets for the cable car for 2 hours. So get your tickets in advance and if you do have to queue, then get one of your party to get the tickets whilst the rest of the party wait in the queue.
  • Nearly no other people there. I walked there barefoot. Incredible experience. Also I found a place with carpenter bees, Bumblebees and a black Salamander, so watch your step.
  • A great walk from the botanical gardens up smutts track was ideal. Wear good shoes and take water.
  • Highest point on Table Mountain..Great views, something for the do list when you in Cape Town. ZAR.
  • What a wonderful trek! Well worth it for the view.
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