South Africa has a beautiful and very photogenic coast line. Add to the picture a lighthouse, or even an old rusted shipwreck, and now you’re talking. WOW!
The stories of the shipwrecks and lighthouses around the Western Cape coastline has for most part remained untold, and because most shipwrecks are often in very remote and isolated areas, not often photographed, or even visited for that matter.
Around the Peninsula we photograph Slangkop Lighthouse, the tallest cast iron lighthouse in South Africa and one of the most striking and picturesque lighthouses in the country . The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve on Cape Point is home to two lighthouses, and the shipwreck of the Thomas T Tucker, an American Liberty ship that ran aground on Cape Point in 1942 on her maiden voyage.
After Visiting the Cape Point Nature Reserve, we stop at the penguin colony at Boulders Beach, which provides additional photographic opportunities.
These tours all include a fair amount of walking along beautiful coastlines, and a certain level of fitness is necessary. It is a very enjoyable hike for the outdoors and nature lovers. A boat trip to the shipwreck of the BOS 400, is available from Hout Bay, for the less active. The boat trip is however seasonal, and weather permitting.
Alternative Lighthouse Tour:
If walking is not for you, we take a scenic drive to Cape Agulhas, the most Southerly Point of the African continent. We stop along the route to photograph African Penguins, we visit the old harbour at Hermanus, the lighthouse at Danger Point where the Birkenhead shipwrecked. The high light of Cape Agulhas is its beautiful lighthouse, declared a national monument and the shipwreck of the Meisho Maru. The lighthouse, built in 1849, is the second oldest in the county after Green Point lighthouse and from the top you can see for miles .
Price: Valid until 31 October 2017
|2 or more people
Slangkop Lighthouse, Cape Point Nature Reserve , Cape Point Lighthouses
Boat ride to Seal Island optional extra in season (and weather permitting)
|01 Nov 2016 - 31 Oct 2017
|Flying Dutchman Funicular
||6 - 16 Years
||R50 (one way)
||R20 (one way)
||6 - 16 Years
|Duiker Seal Island Boat Trip
||2 - 14 Years
Terms & Conditions
Max 8 pax
PLEASE NOTE: No email or telephone bookings will be accepted after 16h30 for tours departing the next day.
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