Green Point Lighthouse
About Green Point Lighthouse
Green Point Lighthouse is an eye-catching landmark in Mouille Point with its bold red and white candy stripes.
Dating back to 1824, it was the first solidly constructed lighthouse built on South Africa’s coastline. The original lanterns were equipped with single wick Argand lamps fueled by sperm whale oil. The weak rays could not be seen further than 6 sea miles.
In 1865 the tower was extended to its present height and was electrified in 1929. The lantern was replaced with a 3rd order dioptic lens flashing light that can be seen for 25 nautical miles. Visitors can take a self-guided tour inside the tower.
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Green Point Lighthouse Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling