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The highest point in Cape Town

It just had to be done and so I started a plan to get to the highest point in Cape Town. I took a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cape Town, South Africa
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Worth the walk!

From the top of the cableway, it is an easy walk along the top to McLears beacon which is easily... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
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Highest Point of Table Mountain, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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. Another connecting ride,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

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, we thoroughly enjoyed it despite the heat,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ScotlandEartha
Reviewed 12 November 2018

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 chance to view the extent of the table...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 25wanderlings
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

It is not nessesary to hike to Maclears Beacon. Yoy could walk throught the table mountain flat back and use the cable way to go up and down. Its a beautiful view on all the way and nice way to spent a half day or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank antoniya_arutyunyan
Reviewed 22 September 2018

I find enormous pleasure in walking in the footsteps of the great and visiting the places of their great achievements, so reach Thomas Maclear's Trig Point via the Smuts Track was a double thrill. The Beacon is a reconstruction of that built by Sir Thomas...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank TeganThomas
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Bike and Saddle, Cape Town hiking guide took me on an all day hike on Table Mountain, starting from Kirstenbosch

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Veronica H
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Maclear's Beacon is the highest point on Table Mountain so probably worth doing for that fact if nothing else. Being the wrong side of 60 I found it quite a hard c 90 minute walk from the the upper cable car station to the beacon....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 2 April 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MFC31
Reviewed 3 December 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.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank jonnyv898
Reviewed 9 November 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!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Peter Y
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