Maclear's Beacon via India Venster and Platteklip Gorge

South Africa

Fantastic walk up India Venster, across the plateau of Table Mountain to Maclear's Beacon, and then descend down the Platteklip Gorge. Great walk to some of the highlights of Table Mountain

Bird Watching
Heritage Sites
Public Transport
Scrambling or Climbing
Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Start/end at the Lower Cable Station of the Table Mountain Cablecar


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Route/Trail notes

From the Lower Cable Station, head up to the Upper Cable Station following the India Venster signs (1hr 50min), then walk across the plateau to Maclear's Beacon (40min) following the signs, and then descend down the Platteklip Gorge (1hr 10min), once again following the signs and then return to the Lower Cable Station (20min)


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