MACLEARS BEACON

The highest point in Cape Town, Maclear's Beacon is a box you must tick on your hiking bucket list.

DIFFICULTY

STRENUOUS

TIME

3h00

DISTANCE (km)

3.99

ROUTE TYPE

OUT & BACK

ELEVATION (m)

831

Not dog friendly

Yes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

You set off from Tafelberg Rd near the Table Mountain monument and head up to the Contour Path. Follow the signs and sneak a short left to begin the trudge up. The path is a long series of zig-zags and is quite rocky under-foot. Make sure you have enough water for the way up as it can get very warm. Once at the top of the gorge, go left. This path will take you all the way to the Beacon.

TRAIL TRIVIA

Maclear's Beacon was built by surveyor and astronomer Thomas Maclear in 1844.

IMAGES

WEATHER

OTHER HIKES

 HIKE ONE 

HIKE TWO

HIKE THREE

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