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Maclear's Beacon

Highest Point of Table Mountain, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa
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Anti-climax

After hiking up to the top of table mountain we saw the trail to Maclear’s Beacon. It’s such an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MFC31
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London, United Kingdom
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Easy hike

It's a pretty easy hike to get to Maclear's Beacon. I would recommend it for anyone that wants to... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2017
Sigsoho
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Average14%
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“cable car” (2 reviews)
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Highest Point of Table Mountain, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After hiking up to the top of table mountain we saw the trail to Maclear’s Beacon. It’s such an easy trek, takes about 35 minutes each way. Once there though, it’s a bit anti-climatic! The views are still spectacular, but the beacon itself isn’t worth...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017

It's a pretty easy hike to get to Maclear's Beacon. I would recommend it for anyone that wants to move away from the tourists at the top of the cable car area.

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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Not a lot of extra effort required if you have made to top of Table Mountain to say that you’ve touched the summit. As cairns go this is quite a big one!

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

It was amazing to be at Maclear's Beacon… We walked app.2 hours but it was enjoyable and unforgettable… To be in the nature top of the Table Mountain was an unexplained experience… JUST DO IT...

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Reviewed March 14, 2017

defnitely a sight to behold one cannot visit Cape town without experiencing this awesome experience of visiting one of the seven wonders of the world Gods creation in all of his Glory,Stunning awesome majestic

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Reviewed January 4, 2017

Of course everyone wants to ascend to the the highest point of Table Mountain, but I assure you, the hike, and other parts of the trek (or cable car...I suggest trek up and car down) are far more spectacular. Dont make the journey just for...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

A bit of a trek over difficult terrain, not suitable for elderly people! Amazing sites and view. Quite expensive to actually get there........

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Reviewed November 2, 2016

The 360-degree views from the top are simply breathtaking. I highly recommend hitting this spot on your hike, and absolutely do not forget your camera!

Thank Tria M
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

The hike from the cableway station on the top of the mountain is so worth it - lovely walkway, but make sure to take drinks along, esp on warm days. Maybe a few benches could be added? Views are just awesome, even along the walk...More

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