Operational since 4 March 1919.
This is the tallest cast iron tower on the South African Coast, 100 feet from base to its balcony.
The lighthouse is equipped with a revolving electric light that emits four flashes very 30 seconds. Not all the flashes are visible with each revolution from any one point. It is one of 4 strongest lighthouses in Southern Africa with a range of 33 sea miles. The light has an approximate candlepower of 5 000 000 C.D.
The lighthouse is a 33 meter circular cast iron tower, painted white. The focal plane of the light is 41 meters above high water which means it often remains visible below dense mist.
Published at www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/zaf.htm.