Kasteelspoort to Upper Cable Station via Pipe Track and Maclear's Beacon

MODERATE 1 reviews

Kasteelspoort to Upper Cable Station via Pipe Track and Maclear's Beacon is a 11.3 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

DISTANCE
11.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
983 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

hiking

nature trips

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

no shade

* There is a Kloofnek parking lot at the start of the Pipe Track where you can leave your car. * You can find red disas blooming along Echo Valley and other parts of the track during February and March. * The weather on top of the mountain can be drastically different from where you started so always take a jacket (as you should on any hike). * Have a Plan B to cut the route short and get to the upper cable station quickly if you hear the sound of the fog horn signalling an imminent closure due to poor weather conditions. Also have a Plan C (e.g. Platteklip Gorge) to descend in case you miss the last car to the lower station. A headlamp may be useful should you be forced to make this descent and run out of daylight. These are worst case scenarios but ones I've encountered two or three times during many years of hiking the mountain.