Cape Town Lighthouses

You’ll find lighthouses right along South Africa’s 3 000 km coastline: all the way from Port Nolloth in the west to Cape Vidal in the east. There’s a large concentration in the Cape, and also some of the most famous.

Visit these three lighthouses when staying at The Cellars-Hohenort

Cape Point Lighthouse
The most famous of them all, this decommissioned lighthouse is an icon of the Cape Peninsula, and visitors can access it with a cliff path walk or via the Flying Dutchman funicular, which has been named after the legend of a ghost ship.

Slangkop Point Lighthouse
This striking lighthouse is one of few lighthouses in the world to still be manned by a light-keeper. Located in Kommetjie as part of the Marine Protected Area of Table Mountain National Park, the a 34m-high structure is made of cast iron and painted white. A guided tour will take you up a steep internal spiral staircase to a wire mesh balcony.
Call: +27 (0) 21 783 1717.

Green Point Lighthouse
Take a walk along the Sea Point Promenade to this famous candy-striped lighthouse, whose foghorn has been fondly dubbed ‘Moaning Minnie’. Ascent to the tower with a self-guided tour.
Call: +27 (0)21 449 5171

Trivia: while most of the lighthouses are now automatic, South Africa is one of a handful of countries that still has some manually operated lighthouses.

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