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It was great to finally go inside something I have seen from afar. There is no real information or guide which would have made the experience more interesting, I do think it is worth a visit though if you're in the area.
A spectacular short walk along the sea front from the town of Kommetjie brings you to the lighthouse. Russell the Assistant Lighthouse Keeper kindly explained the history and structure of the lighthouse. Made of 272 cast iron segments each weighing 500 kg manufactured in England...More
Wonderful drive from Cape Point to Kommetjie. We made it to the lighthouse as the sun was setting, so we were able to enjoy the amazing sunset, watching the ship travelling across the sea from the harbour.
We also got to the see the lighthouse...More
What a fabulous experience... Be warned, there are 144 steps to the top but the view is absolutely worth the climb.
For me though, being so close to the lens was also a thrill.
And afterwards, you can walk along the spectacular boardwalk along the...More
This is a good one to do if afraid of heights! I am afraid of heights and yet I did this lighthouse climb all the way to the top. The nice thing is each level is separated with a floor so it doesn't feel as...More
Despite the height and the steps this is a unique place to visit. The view is spectacular and the staff friendly and informative.
Check up on opening times before you visit as it opens at 10 and closes for lunch.