Cape Town Lighthouses

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South Head Lighthouse

Where? Saldanha Bay
By the very nature of its name, South Head lighthouse implies that it is the partner of a North Head lighthouse, which it is. Situated in the Langebaan National Park on the promient headland near the southern ...

Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

Where? Cape Agulhas
The Cape Agulhas Lighthouse has stood for over 150 years as a maritime chaperone over the notorious 'Cape of Storms', at the most southern tip of Africa. This official meeting point of the Indian Ocean and ...

Green Point Lighthouse

Where? Green Point
Green Point Lighthouse is the square, candy red and white striped beacon that is often erroneously called Mouille Point Lighthouse because of where it stands on the edge of Mouille Point. It is said to be the ...

Green Point Lighthouse

Where? Mouille Point
Ever had that dream where you follow an old man clutching a rusty key dangling loosely on weathered key ring along a stormy beach crashing with waves. Then you push open a heavy door and follow the light of ...

Roman Rock Lighthouse

Where? Simons Town
Much like the primary residence of A-list celebrities, the Roman Rock Lighthouse has an adjoining feature of distinction; a private helipad. The only lighthouse in South Africa to be erected on a single rock ...

Dassen Island Lighthouse

Where? Yzerfontein
Whilst lighthouses by their very nature are destined for remote stations, Dassen Island, off Yzerfontein, can today claim to be the most isolated manned lighthouse on the South African seaboard. Set on a ...

Cape Agulhas Lighthouse Museum

Where? L'Agulhas
The Cape Agulhas Lighthouse Museum was opened in 1994 and is the only one of its kind that is found in Africa. The museum is a wonderful historical source of not only the lighthouse but also of the old fish ...

Quoin Point Lighthouse

Where? Cape Agulhas
There is a rather menacing peninsula or promontory that lies between Danger Point and Cape Agulhas, known as Quoin Point. It forms the outer eastern point of the Danger Point Peninsula area and lies only a ...

Hangklip Lighthouse

Where? Kleinmond
Beach gives way to sand dunes, sand dunes gives way to Fynbos, Fynbos gives way to a tower of light that leads ships on their way. Hanging at the entrance to False Bay in a town named Hangklip (hanging rock) ...

Cape Point Lighthouse

Where? Cape Point
'Any Person caught rolling down the cliff will be prosecuted by order Lighthouse Engineer'. - So read the original sign nailed to the wooden boundary gate of the Cape Point lighthouse. A hardly hospitable ...

Slangkop Lighthouse

Where? Kommetjie
Ever wanted to shake hands with a real live Lighthouse Keeper? Now is your chance. The winding road that slithers along the Atlantic coastline leading to Kommetjie has been described as a snake like drive. ...

Cape Columbine Lighthouse

Where? Paternoster
As far as lighthouses go, Cape Columbine is young. Built only in 1936, it was the last manned lighthouse constructed, and it rests on a windswept coastline within the Columbine Nature Reserve, just five ...

Danger Point Lighthouse

Where? Gansbaai
It took roughly forty years after a major shipwreck on the coast at Gansbaai with a great loss of lives, for a lighthouse to finally emerge in 1895. A memorial plaque is on one of the walls of the lighthouse, ...

Cape Point Lighthouse Walk

Where? Cape Point
Start: parking lot at Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve Finish: parking lot Duration: 2 km return Fitness: easy, children can do the walk Our tip: your Wild Card will gain you entrance to this and many ...

North Head Lighthouse

Where? Saldanha Bay
North Head lighthouse is one of two at the entrance to Saldanha Bay. The other is rather obviously called South Head lighthouse. North Head started off in 1939 as a gas lantern mounted on a square concrete ...

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