Slangkop Lighthouse, Kommetjie, South Africa

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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.

See www.sunsetbeach.co.za/cape_town_beaches/slangkop_lighthou...

Published at www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/zaf.htm.

  1. Emerald2810 88 months ago | reply

    What a fantastic shot as seen in the 100 View Club.

  2. DanieVDM 88 months ago | reply

    Thanks Emerald2810 and Saxonfenken!

  3. Capestars 67 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called South African Lighthouses, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  4. busrad00 63 months ago | reply

    Hi Your lighthouse is now on my blog. Thank you

  5. Phil Pieterse 52 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lighthouse South Africa, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. djsuchomelly 51 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called World Lighthouse Society, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  7. anado74 51 months ago | reply

    Impressive... Magnificent photo!!!

  8. DanieVDM 51 months ago | reply

    Thanks you @anado74!

  9. zenseas 37 months ago | reply

    Beautiful!

    I saw this Outstanding Photo in "South African Lighthouses":
    Agulhas Lighthouse

    Thank You for adding it to Our Pool.
    South African Lighthouses

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