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Beach of shell heaven

We went to the beach in front of the lighthouse and unfortunately had gale force winds and didn't... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Dordrecht, South Africa
Collect shells and enjoy the view

The light house is unmanned and the SANCOB sea bird rescue centre is next to it. We just walk... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We walked to the lighthouse from the Resort. Close by. Safe to walk to by yourself. Really a great walk to do.

Thank Elmarie J
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is such a beautiful place and the lighthouse has been totally restored and painted. It is great for photography but it is a real pity that it isn't open to the public any longer. The climb is tough but people could be warned and...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

good place to stop by but would have been much nicer if it was open for the public to go in and view

Thank neelsde
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We went to the beach in front of the lighthouse and unfortunately had gale force winds and didn't stay long. There are gorgeous rock pools and shells and I can imagine that this would be stunning to explore on a better day.

Thank Zelia_11
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The light house is unmanned and the SANCOB sea bird rescue centre is next to it. We just walk through and actually spent our time collecting shells just for fun. There are good walks around the light house.

Thank Avdwesthuizen
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is a piece of South African History. Commissioned in 1878 and still working today. It is the most South Easterly lighthouse on the South African coast, situated in pristine fynbos and wild scenery and close to a spectacular beach. Such a pity that it...More

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

The lighthouse is situated on the point of the southern easterly tip of Africa. The historic site allows one to walk around. There is on the grounds a rehabilitation center for the penguins. A good outing.

Thank Globaltrotter74
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We spent such a special misty afternoon here with the foghorn blaring and the lighthouse blinking about. It is well kept and the area around as well. Kudos to the keepers of this beautiful old building!

Thank SuzvanLog
Reviewed 28 December 2017

The area around the lighthouse is well kept and the penguin rehabilitation center is just next to it. It would have been nice to go inside and have a look from the top.

Thank Rentia V
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We did a short 10 minute drive from Saint Francis Bay to the lighthouse and surrounding coastal rocks. What a stunning location to watch sunset- the waves were absolutely wild- crashing high on the rocks with huge sprays of foam. The lighthouse frames the view...More

Thank Roger B
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