Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

Montagu Street (The Point), Mossel Bay  
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Description

Mossel Bay lies on the other side of the protruding peninsula of Cape St Blaize, a rocky headland that has long been a danger to ships at night. This dramatic spot houses the elegant white Victorian lighthouse that still functions as a beacon to navigators.

Built in 1864, Cape St Blaize Lighthouse was one of the only two lighthouses manned 24 hours daily on the South African Coastline. Until the late 1970s a clockwork system turned the lens and required a lighthouse keeper to wind it up every three hours.

Now fully automated, a team of lighthouse keepers are still employed to keep a constant radio watch and undertake regular meteorological duties.

Open to visitors Monday to Friday from 10:00 – 12:00 and again from 12:30 – 15:00, closed on weekends and public holidays.

Montagu Street (The Point), CBD, Mossel Bay

+27 (0) 44 690 3015

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Accommodation near Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

The Point Hotel |
from R1,570
1 night, 2 adults

The Point Hotel

Sleeps 108 Mossel Bay Hotel in Mossel Bay
0.06km from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

The Point Hotel is located in Mossel Bay in the Garden route and offers 52 sea facing rooms overlook...

Point Village Hotel |
from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Point Village Hotel

Sleeps 70 Mossel Bay Hotel, Mossel Bay Self-catering in Mossel Bay
0.33km from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

Point Village Hotel is nestled on the side of a quaint village at The Point in Mossel Bay, a popular...

Beachfront Holiday Cottage |
from R1,200
1 night, 2 adults

Beachfront Holiday Cottage

Sleeps 6 Linkside (Mossel Bay) Self-catering in Linkside (Mossel Bay)
0.34km from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

Beachfront Holiday Cottage is a charming self-catering cottage, beautifully situated right on the be...

2 Gecko's |
from R1,900
1 night, 2 adults

2 Gecko's

Sleeps 6 Mossel Bay Self-catering in Mossel Bay
0.35km from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

Luxury, uniquely, decorated, fully equipped, self-catering beach house. Ideally located in the histo...

1 Point Village Guesthouse & Holiday Cottages |
from R900
1 night, 2 adults

1 Point Village Guesthouse & Holiday Cottages

Sleeps 46 Mossel Bay Self-catering, Mossel Bay Bed and Breakfast in Mossel Bay
0.36km from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

Mossel Bay welcomes you with its warm, relaxed and friendly Garden Route hospitality. Our guesthouse...

Mossel Bay Backpackers Youth Hostel |
from R260
1 night, 2 adults

Mossel Bay Backpackers Youth Hostel

Sleeps 28 Mossel Bay Backpacker in Mossel Bay
0.52km from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

Mossel Bay Backpackers youth hostel lodge on Garden Route, South Africa. Bartolomeu Dias Museum and ...

Mosselbay Self-catering |
from R1,000
1 night, 2 adults

Mosselbay Self-catering

Sleeps 6 Mossel Bay Central Self-catering in Mossel Bay Central
0.60km from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

This upmarket and well-furnished flat is conveniently within walking distance of The Point.

A Cross Court |
from R850
1 night, 2 adults

A Cross Court

Sleeps 14 Mossel Bay Self-catering in Mossel Bay
0.66km from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

A Cross Court is a lovely stone town house comprising two bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, and te...

Blue Whale Lodge |
from R490
1 night, 2 adults

Blue Whale Lodge

Sleeps 22 Mossel Bay Bed and Breakfast in Mossel Bay
0.68km from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

Blue Whale Lodge is very centrally located near the Point in Mossel Bay, within easy walking distanc...

Dolphin House Self Catering |
from R340
1 night, 2 adults

Dolphin House Self Catering

Sleeps 28 Mossel Bay Backpacker, Mossel Bay Self-catering in Mossel Bay
0.68km from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

Dolphin House Self Catering offers 24-hour friendly self-catering and backpacker accommodation locat...

 
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