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.

Things to do in Mouille Point

Accommodation near Green Point Lighthouse

31 Rhodora

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Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Welcome to this light and bright renovated luxury apartment, with a balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Located on the Platinum Mile of...
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Dolphin Inn Guest House

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Sleeps 22 in 11 rooms

Dolphin Inn Guest House offers affordable, comfortable, seafront accommodation in Cape Town. We are the only seafront guest house along the...
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Villa Marina 361

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Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Villa Marina is a spacious self-catering apartment featuring modern continental fittings and comfortable furniture. The open-plan living...
from R1900
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Paula's Sea Facing Studio

Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Paula's Sea Facing Studio is a beautifully furnished, sea-facing studio, along Beach Road, Mouille...
from R1500
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Mouille Point Village Two-bed...

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Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Mouille Point Village is ideally situated between the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and the...
from R2000
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African Beach Studio 2

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Sleeps 3 in 1 room

African Beach Studio 2 is located on the Mouille Point beachfront, near to the V&A Waterfront. The self-catering apartment boasts...
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Green Point Lighthouse Map

Green Point Lighthouse is 0.2km from the centre of Mouille Point , the nearest airport 23.3km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Other things to do near Mouille Point

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A fairly new addition to the city of Cape Town, Green Point Park is a beautiful park with a focus...
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The stunning location of Cape Town Stadium is just a stone's throw from the ocean with the...
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