About Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

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

Telephone:
+27 (0) 44 690 3015
Things to do in Mossel Bay

Accommodation near Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

Baywatch Self-catering Apartm...

16 Reviews
Sleeps 27 in 6 rooms

Baywatch Self-catering Apartments is located in Mossel Bay on the Garden Route. Our comfortable...
from R440
per night for 2 guests

Aquamarine Guest House Mossel...

7 Reviews
Sleeps 11 in 5 rooms

Aquamarine Guest House is an exclusive gem which offers guests luxury 4 star accommodation in the...
from R950
per night for 2 guests

C Cottage right on the C

15 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Self-catering - C Cottage right on the C is situated in a security complex with electric fences and controlled entrances. The duplex unit...
from R790
per night for 2 guests

Nautica 410

12 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Nautica 410 offers luxury accommodation in a classic, contemporary style two-bedroom en-suite apartment with ocean views from the balcony....
from R850
per night for 2 guests

Diaz Beach Haven

19 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 4 rooms

Our friendly and brilliantly located self-catering/B&B, only 150 meters from the famous Diaz beach and an icon on the Garden Route. Diaz...
from R600
per night for 2 guests

Fairways Self Catering

19 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

We offer complete privacy, 24 hour security, tranquility, hospitality and much more. Whether you are planning to visit the world renowned...
from R650
per night for 2 guests

Cape St Blaize Lighthouse Map

Cape St Blaize Lighthouse is 3.9km from the centre of Mossel Bay , the nearest airport 32.2km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Other things to do near Mossel Bay

1 Review
Dias Beach is a long 3-km stretch of beautiful sands, part of the many beaches located in and...
1 Review
Hartenbos Beach near Mossel Bay is a wide sandy beach that’s perfect for families, swimming,...
1 Review
A trip to Hartenbos during summer cannot be complete without a visit to the wildly entertaining...