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Address: Kommetjie, South Africa
Phone Number: +27(0)21 4492400

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Great view during sunset

Go for the sunset. Its worth it. Good pictures for those into photography

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2012
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18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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108 reviews 108 reviews
70 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Go for the sunset. Its worth it. Good pictures for those into photography

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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118 reviews 118 reviews
55 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

We were on holiday in Noordhoek and could see the lighthouse in the distance every day. Took a drive to Kommetjie to have a look and got some beautiful pictures of the lighthouse with the coastline and ocean. The big disappointment was that the lighthouse was closed for renovations and there was no indication when it will be open again.... More 

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115 reviews 115 reviews
41 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Not the very end of Africa but you could be forgiven for thinking it is. The view from the lighthouse is stunning with just Antarctica as the next land. Beware the Babboons which like to steal any food that is not well wrapped up and make sure you shut all windows and doors on your car. There are all kinds... More 

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