South African Lighthouse No 4
An interesting fact about the Cape Point lighthouse, is that there are actually two of them.
|Gorgeous photo of Cape Point taken at dusk by Otto du Plessis (Found on Cedarberg Travel).|
Lighthouses around this part of our Coast is therefore extremely important, but the original lighthouse commissioned in 1857, was built in the wrong spot. It was built so high up that it was not visible to all ships during bad weather, because it would be hidden from the ships' view behind the dense mist or storm clouds.
|Photo of the old lighthouse, taken by Mike Golby.|
|Photo of the New Cape Point Lighthouse, taken by Henri Cloete.|
|Now humourous sign on the door of the original lighthouse, circa 1900.|
Note: For those of you who are new to my blog (or these lighthouse posts), please note that the numbers attributed only indicate my number of posts. It is not an indication of the chronological order in which the lighthouses were commissioned in South Africa.