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Slangkop Point Lighthouse

Kommetjie, South Africa
+27(0)21 4492400
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Kommetjie
Type: Lighthouses
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The weather was extremely changeable when we were there, which is a given for this time of year, but that just ads atmosphere!! Lovely maintained boardwalk along the beach, with a plant rejuvenation project on the go. The lighthouse must recently had a lick of paint, as she was sparkling and beautiful as the late afternoon sun peeked out!! Great... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

It has been repainted and looks beautiful and serene, you can walk close by and sit on benches looking out over the ocean.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

A lovely lighthouse for those that enjoy looking at light houses. Also a great restaurant down the way for drinks and meals. Called "Fishermans"

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Slangkop lighthouse at Kommetjie Is the tallest, cast iron Victorian lighthouse in South Africa which you will note as you are traveling towards Cape Point. it is not a destination in its own right as it is not always possible to see inside the lighthouse but it offers some great photographic opportunities not only of the lighthouse but also the... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Location and atmosphere -it is typical of a Cape of Storms rocky beach with an original light-house, bringing back a feel of yester-year.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Visit the lighthouse just before sunset. Sip champagne on the rocks and watch the lighthouse come to life.

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Cape Town
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

It wasn't open when we were there, there isn't much information around the lighthouse itself and it looked like it needed some TLC

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Sandton, South Africa
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Why close on the weekend when most people would like to visit. The walk on the boardwalk was stunning though

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This is my favourite lighthouse and I have visited many. There is a delightful short coastal walk from the village of Kommetjie to the lighthouse which I would highly recommend.

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Cape Town
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Slangkop Lighthouse was erected in 1914, 134 feet above sea level, and was first commisioned in 1919.It is the only cast iron lighthouse in South Africa, each casing segment weighing about 500 kg. The actual light(about 16 million candle power)is visible for a distance of 33 miles to seaward and guards a very dangerous stretch of coastline between Cape town... More

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