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Maclear's Beacon - Walk in Africa
8 Sep

Maclear’s Beacon

Maclear's Beacon is a stone cairn built in 1865 by Sir Thomas Maclear for trigonometrical survey. It is 1,086 metres (3,563 ft) above sea level, about 19 metres (62 ft) h

igher than the cable station at the western end of the plateau. if you haven't been there then you haven't really climbed Table Mountain. The beacon is a large stone cairn placed to mark the highest point on the mountain by Sir Thomas Maclear in 1844.Dr. Maclear had a keen interest in amateur astronomy, and would begin a long association with the Royal Astronomical Society, to which he would be named a Fellow.